22 February 2008


This past week six people in and around Tucson were arrested for running a dog-fighting ring. One of the men is known nationwide for his stock of fighting dogs. Most are pit bulls. There were at least four homes involved with over 130 dogs. 110 of them kept on ONE property. Look how sad this doggie is:

Mama is not a fan of pit bulls. She's been attacked twice by them; once with me. No harm came to her or to me, but it sure did make her scared of them. Me too. But mama also says it's not the dogs' fault. It's the owners who breed and raise them to be mean. She realizes there are many, many pit bulls that are sweet and fun and playful and safe. But she still is scared of them.

She also says that her thoughts on pit bulls are irrelevant. No dog, she says, deserves to be treated the way these dogs were. No dog deserves to grow up having to fight to be fed, to win to stay alive. She is sad for these dogs, and hopes that at least some can be rehabilitated.

What makes her even more angry? The people arrested are out of jail. And they are still listed as the dogs' owners. Mama realizes the importance of innocent until proven guilty, but several of these animals needed emergency veterinarian care. Most had wounds and bite marks. It's obvious the dogs were not cared for and it's obvious the owners knew they were there since they were in the home at the time of the raid. Therefore it's obvious that they are at least guilty of neglect and it's obvious the owners belong in jail.

At least to mama. Now mama prays that enough donations come to the Pima County Animal Care Center and the Humane Society to help care for these dogs.

The above picture is courtesy of http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=7892983&nav=menu86_2 .


At 9:47 PM, Blogger Kapp pack said...

Such a sad story. Hopefully now these dogs will have a better life! Some people really suck!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

At 6:56 PM, Blogger Mack said...

Oh that just breaks my heart that people are fighting these innocent dogs! When will people realize that it's the owners that make these dogs mean??!! GEESH!

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Balboa & Mommy said...

These poor innocent dogs.

Enough is enough, what is wrong with people???? I really wish the worst pain and torture on these horrible and abusive so-called human beings.

Balboa and Mommy

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Holly said...

Like my mom always says, there are no bad dogs, only bad dog owners! I feel very sorry for those poor doggies who are put in those situations. I hope the horrible people get what's due them, and I hope it's BAD!


At 12:14 PM, Blogger Lenny said...

I hope the bad guys will have to pay the vet bills.

Your friend, Lenny


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