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Rescued Ohio Dogs Start Over in D.C.

  • The HSUS' Chris Schindler drove this dog from Ohio to D.C., and then carried him off the truck. Michelle Riley/HSUS

Today, The Humane Society of the United States brought 10 rescued dogs to Washington Animal Rescue League to start new and better lives.

The HSUS recently assisted Ohio law enforcement with an investigation and rescue at a suspected large-scale dogfighting operation in the rural southeastern part of the state.

More than 500 animals were found at the scene. The 10 lucky dogs who will call D.C. home were among about 200 pit bulls on the property.

In addition to the canines, 300 other animals—including chickens, roosters, turkeys, boars, and reptiles—were present.

The owner surrendered all of the animals and The HSUS is working with local and national groups on their placement.  Dozens of dogs have been placed already, including the dogs going to the League, and the 300 other animals are with rescue organizations or in homes.


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