It is plain and simple – animal fighting is cruel. There are no ifs and buts about it. These poor creatures are subjected to a life of pain and agony. And for most of these animals, it is a short and unhappy life.
The Indiana Gaming Commission was given a tip that there was a group of people that were conducting illegal animal fighting operations in two of their counties. They immediately launched an investigation and discovered that there were two facilities that housed abused dogs and cocks.
Armed with enough evidence, they were able to get a warrant. Then, together with the authorities and rescuers from the ASPCA, they went and retrieved the animals. From the two fighting rings, they were able to save 10 pit bulls and 550 roosters.
When they first saw the dogs, they were tied using short heavy chains that were causing a lot of pressure on their necks. Some of them sported old wounds all over their body. They also saw evidence of intentional mutilation, such as cut tails and ears. They do this so that there are fewer parts that a dog’s opponent can grab on to.
Their living conditions were no better. All the dogs had been crudely made houses that didn’t offer much protection from the elements. The place was covered with filth all over too.
The rescuers from the ASPCA took them to several shelters where they were given medical treatment and a comfortable place to live in. They plan to rehabilitate the dogs and make them fit for adoption. They want to make sure that they would not be overwhelmed with living with caring humans.
When that time comes, they hope that there will be kind people brave enough to give them a chance at a better life. They have gone through a lot already, and it’s time that they are shown love and not violence.
Source: ASPCA via Facebook