View the world through the eyes of Hudson. His objective of this blog is to educate the public by trying to teach them not to buy a dog through a puppy mill. Don't buy a dog before you see where his parents live and how they are treated. Better yet ADOPT through a rescue or shelter and know you've done a good deed by saving a dog's life !!!
Sunday, January 18, 2015
60 Dogs Saved From A Suspected Hog-Dog Fighting Breeding Ground
It's the second full week of January and already your support is helping animals in desperate need. This time you've brought us to Cottonwood, Alabama, to rescue approximately 60 dogs from a suspected hog-dog fighting breeding ground.
Hog-dog fighting is what it sounds like. Dogs are bred and trained to tear apart screaming, trapped, terrified hogs while spectators -- who place bets on the outcome -- cheer.
Our team was alerted to this alleged operation and we immediately began investigating. When the dogs' conditions were discovered to be worse than expected, and with temperatures rapidly dropping, we had to act fast.
Many of the dogs here are severely emaciated -- some with nothing more than a plastic barrel for shelter.
In 2005, we helped to pass a law to crack down on hog-dog fighting in Alabama, and it could be that it will provide grounds for additional charges in this case. Fortunately, these 60 dogs won't have to live a horrible life of fighting.