dog had been vomiting and then scrounging on the remains to
get enough energy to stand. Others were staked to the ground
by heavy chains, unprotected from the searing Southern
faces and forelimbs only begin to tell the story of what life
must have been like until now, with scars that serve as
permanent reminders of days spent in bloody pits -- fighting
for what little life they had -- at the hands of people who
used them for entertainment and profit in a barbaric
See our video from the dogfighting raid this past
weekend, then please help by donating to our Animal Rescue
13 different locations spanning several states, The Humane
Society of the United States and other animal welfare groups
assisted law enforcement with the rescue of 367 dogs in
Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia.
the day of the raid, we woke at 3 a.m., and I remember feeling
thankful to have the Federal Bureau of Investigation, county
SWAT teams, and the U.S. Attorney for central Alabama on the
same team. As you'll see in our rescue video, the law
was on our side.
I thought of you -- our supporters -- and I paused, feeling an
overwhelming sense of gratitude.
see, the only way we're able to respond to complex,
multi-state rescues like this one is because of your steadfast
support. People like you who want to stop cruelty and deliver
animals into safe, loving arms make this all possible.
I cannot say it enough -- it's because of you that we
can target and respond to desperate situations like this one
where animals are suffering, and help bring the perpetrators
we are committed to ending dogfighting in every dark corner
where it festers. We need your help. Please see our rescue video, and then consider
making a donation to our Animal Rescue Team.
these 367 dogs, it's not the notoriety of being part of the
second-largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history that matters.
Nor do they know about the three-year investigation that led
up to the eventual arrests of 10 suspects. What matters is
simply the loving care and attention they're now receiving
that has been denied to them for far too long.
for each of the 367 who are now safe, there are so many more
out there awaiting their turn. With you by our side, we will continue to work
hard to see the day that they, too, can be
you for all you do for animals.