Saturday, August 15, 2009

Best Friends Animal Society: Dog Fighting Crackdowns Emphasize Need for Laws to Protect Innocent Animals Thrust into Harm's Way

Laws in 13 states (Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) either label the victims of dog fighting as dangerous dogs and/or require their euthanasia.

Best Friends has for the last 19 months been in the national spotlight for its care of nearly half the animals seized from Michael Vick's dog fighting operation. Considered the most challenging cases, these dogs would have been euthanized if Best Friends had not accepted them at their 3,700-acre sanctuary in southern Utah.