DON’T BE SILENT – BE THE VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS
Pupsters it makes me sad that we have a day like National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, but we must have it to raise awareness about the prevalence of dog fighting in our communities! The ASPCA has created this day to raise awareness so everypawdy can #GetTough about dog fighting and say no more! It is a problem that is worldwide, in big cities and small towns. It happens in areas of poverty, and areas of wealth. That hoomans can gain pleasure from fighting poor innocent dogs makes my heart hurt. And it is because of dog fighting and the common “use” of pitbulls and bully breeds in dog fighting that adds to the horrible stigma against pitbulls and bully breeds.
But the pain doesn’t stop with pitbulls and dog fighting. Often dog fighting trainers use kittens, cats, puppies, and small breed dogs as bait dogs to train their larger fighting dogs. They even use ‘weaker’ large dogs or pitbulls. These so-called humans often look for free animals on craigslist or facebook, and steal loose pets and animals in their communities. These evil people need to be stopped. Our animals need justice! Our legislature needs to be stricter against these hideous offenses!
Can you believe people think I am a bad pup just because of my breed cause they think I’ll fight? Did you know that many dogs rescued from fighting situations are great with other animals – some right away and some with just a little training!
National Dog Fighting Awareness Day is so close to home because my brofur Buddy was a Craigslist dog we rescued from a dog fighting situation. He still bears the scars and botched cropped ears but I can assure you he is spoiled rotten living with us! Because of Buddy and many others, we have created the BuddyBusters program to help educate the community about dog fighting and animal cruelty, and to provide dog rescue, rehabilitation, and medical care to these pups in dog fighting.
How can you help?
- Don’t post pets for free on social or for sale sites. Always ask for a rehoming fee & vet references, or ask a local rescue or no-kill animal shelter for help.
- Contact local authorities if you suspect dog fighting
- Create awareness in your community
- Donate to local or national causes