April 10, 2009
Partnering Up for Pit Bulls
New collaboration to save dogfighting victims
Pit bulls seized from dogfighting operations will be evaluated for adoptability. The HSUS
A summit meeting on pit bulls and other canine victims of animal fighting led to a coalition of groups working together to help the true victims of this organized violence.
The Humane Society of the United States, Best Friends Animal Society, and other animal protection organization met in Las Vegas earlier this week to discuss the disposition of dogs seized from dogfighting operations.
Among the outcomes of the meeting:
The summit meeting was convened to address the matter of dogs seized as a result of cruelty investigations, particularly due to the increase in HSUS-led enforcement actions against dogfighters.
Participants at the meeting included Best Friends Animal Society, The Humane Society of the United States, BAD RAP, ASPCA, National Animal Control Association, Maddie's Fund, Nevada Humane Society and Spartanburg Humane Society.