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Recent media exposure of pit bulls.

  1. UK: Outrage as police 'executioners' seize and kill 22 pet dogs

    Outrage as police 'executioners' seize and kill 22 pet dogs POLICE were last night accused of playing “judge, jury and executioner” after officers seized 22 pet dogs in dawn raids and killed them all. By: Marco Giannangeli Published: Sun, April 20, 2014 The Merseyside force, which is being...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-21-2014 07:54 AM
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    04-22-2014, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  2. AL: Roderick Sweetwyne Gets 60 Months for Role in Alabama Dog Fighting Ring

    By Phyllis M Daugherty, Thu, April 03, 2014 The first of six individuals indicted for dog-fighting and animal cruelty charges in a Tallapoosa County Alabama, dog fighting ring pleaded guilty Tuesday, with Judge Tom Young presiding, reports the Alex City Outlook. Roderick Sweetwyne, 42,...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-04-2014 08:51 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    04-21-2014, 06:55 AM Go to last post
  3. LA: Graphic video shows man choking and beating his Pit Bull dog with boxing gloves

    A defenseless Pit Bull squealed and gasped for air as her owner grabbed her by the collar and squeezed her throat shut. 21-year-old Asani Woods from Louisiana is now behind bars after he allegedly beat his pit bull unconscious with boxing gloves. According to sheriff's deputies, Woods was...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-11-2014 08:27 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 375
    04-19-2014, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  4. CA: TV station films dog playing with kids after cop shoots himself trying to kill it

    Calif. TV station films dog calmly playing with kids after cop shoots himself trying to kill it By David Edwards Thursday, April 17, 2014 15:41 EDT A California deputy accidentally shot himself while trying to kill a dog that he said was threatening his life on Wednesday, but video...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-18-2014 11:59 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 155
    04-19-2014, 01:27 PM Go to last post
  5. FBI Used Drones to Investigate Dog Fighting, Drug Trafficking, etc

    FBI Used Drones to Investigate Dog Fighting, Drug Trafficking, But Mum on Other Flights Steve Neavling The FBI uses controversial drone technology in the U.S. but has refused to identify how often agents deploy the unmanned planes. Motherboard.com reports that the obscurity of the drone...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-18-2014 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 297
    04-19-2014, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  6. ID: ID triple slaying linked to dogfighting ring, marijuana growing business

    April 8, 2013 10:41 AM Idaho triple slaying linked to dogfighting ring, marijuana growing business, authorities say (CBS/AP) BOISE, Idaho - Two men and a woman were shot and killed at an eastern Idaho residence that is believed to have been associated with a dogfighting ring and a marijuana...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-11-2013 06:27 PM
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    04-14-2014, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  7. National dog fighting awareness day April 8th, 2014

    National Dog Fighting Awareness Day: Spread the Word! By Danielle Sullivan | April 4th, 2014 at 10:45 am National Dog Fighting Awareness Day: How You Can Help!Dog fighting is a horrendous, money-making system, and the ASPCA is bringing awareness to this insidious crime by...

    Started by YellowJohnJocko‎, 04-05-2014 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 382
    04-11-2014, 10:48 PM Go to last post
  8. NY: Dogs euthanized by town, family files lawsuit

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (WABC) -- Two pit bulls turned over to police in Nassau County end up getting euthanized. The owners are furious and heartbroken and have now filed a lawsuit against the local animal shelter in Uniondale. "We all loved the dogs. The dogs were playful. They were friendly with...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-26-2014 09:23 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 164
    04-11-2014, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  9. Good news! Always... on the road with Spirit...

    So I moved my thread here... after my ignoramus computeramus middle brain finally figured things out... This the story of Spirit and I on the road... for six months now, homeless and camping... He made the news the other day, front page... more about that in a day ot two... ALL GOOD!!! Enjoy the...

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    04-07-2014, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  10. WA: APBT Part of Oso Recovery Operation

    Search dogs aid in Oso recovery operation B.G. woman, pit bull part of Evergreen Search Dogs team enlisted to help By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter Published: April 4, 2014, 11:21 PM Relic, a 3-year-old pit bull terrier, waded through thick mud that, in spots, came up to...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-07-2014 02:10 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 87
    04-07-2014, 02:20 PM Go to last post
  11. MI: Dead Pit Bulls Found After Snow Melts

    By Phyllis M Daugherty, Tue, March 25, 2014 Dozens of dead dogs curled into fetal positions, covered with scars and lacerations, were found on Thursday by Greg Ostrander, who was walking through River Rouge Park in Detroit, along West Outer Drive between Plymouth Road and West Warren Avenue, on...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-25-2014 08:38 PM
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    04-07-2014, 12:04 PM Go to last post
  12. NY: $7,000 reward offered for pit bull’s return

    By Eli George, WIVB.com Producer Published: Monday, March 31, 2014, 3:11 pm BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – An animal rescue group is offering a combined $7,000 reward for a dog that has gone missing from the Buffalo Animal Shelter. “Ginja” was seized in December 2013 along with three other dogs...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-01-2014 08:00 PM
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    04-04-2014, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  13. NY: Suspended cell-block worker arraigned on dog-fighting charges

    Suspended cell-block worker arraigned on dog-fighting charges By Jane Kwiatkowski | News Staff Reporter on April 3, 2014 - 7:40 PM Shannon Richardson, a suspended Buffalo police cellblock attendant, was arraigned Thursday in State Supreme Court on felony dog-fighting charges. The...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-04-2014 08:54 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 87
    04-04-2014, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  14. WI: 12 dogmen indicted by Feds in Milwaukee

    12 Milwaukee residents charged in dogfighting investigation By Ashley Luthern of the Journal Sentinel Updated: 7:03 p.m. A dozen Milwaukee residents are facing criminal charges stemming from a dogfighting operation after investigators turned up dozens of pit bulls, veterinary supplies,...

    Started by Jefferson‎, 04-03-2014 08:13 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-04-2014, 08:00 AM Go to last post
  15. Alligators replacing pit bulls No. 1 pet for drug dealers

    Alligators replacing pit bulls No. 1 pet for drug dealers “I think a lot of this comes back to the desire to own something exotic as well as the power of controlling a fierce animal," says St. Joseph’s University professor. "By keeping it in your control, you are saying something about yourself...

    Started by Vicki‎, 12-23-2013 04:13 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    04-03-2014, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  16. MD: Pit Bull Starring In Shakespeare Play Needs A Good Home

    Jazz the pit bull mix doesn't have a long theater resume, at least as far as anyone knows. His life before coming to the Baltimore Humane Society is something of a blank slate. "We either have owner surrenders or pull from high kill shelters," says Wendy Goldband, spokesperson for the...

    Started by Vicki‎, 04-01-2014 09:08 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    04-01-2014, 09:08 PM Go to last post
  17. OR: 2 arrested after missing dog put up for sale on Craigslist

    GRESHAM, Ore. – A Gresham couple is breathing a sigh of relief after a woman found their missing dog posted while surfing through Craigslist ads.The people who posted the ad were arrested. Aries is a four-month-old Blue Nose Pitbull puppy who took off out of an open garage door on March 4. ...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-30-2014 04:41 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 206
    03-31-2014, 08:39 AM Go to last post
  18. OK: Police shot dog for no reason, claim officer said killing was "awesome"

    ARDMORE, Okla. – An Oklahoma family says they are devastated after they claim an officer shot and killed their dog last week for no reason. According to a witness, the family says the officer then took delight in the killing. Officers with the Ardmore Police Department say they received...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-26-2014 08:00 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 255
    03-27-2014, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  19. NY: Children find 2 dead pitbulls - dumped near Onondaga Creek

    Children find 2 dead pitbulls - intentionally killed, dumped near Onondaga Creek By Catie O'Toole | on March 24, 2014 at 4:54 PM Syracuse, NY -- Children playing near Onondaga Creek discovered two dead pitbulls, who Syracuse police say were intentionally killed. After announcing an...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-25-2014 08:41 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 128
    03-25-2014, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  20. PA: Dog Rescued After Being Thrown Out Of A Car

    Dog Rescued After Being Thrown Out Of A Car Posted: Mar 23, 2014 8:55 PM EST Updated: Mar 23, 2014 9:44 PM EST Upper Darby -This story is going to make dog lovers furious. A dog was literally thrown out of a car in Upper Darby near 69th street. The search is on for a new home as that...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-24-2014 06:07 PM
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    03-24-2014, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  21. LA: Sabine arrests 10 for dog fighting

    MANY — Sabine Parish sheriff’s deputies today have returned to an area near the Belmont community where a dog-fighting ring was raided late Saturday night. Ten people were arrested, and deputies seized two dogs, five vehicles and the dog fighting pen, Sheriff Ronny Richardson said. He...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-24-2014 05:59 PM
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    03-24-2014, 05:59 PM Go to last post
  22. FL: Woman accused of performing fatal C-section on dog

    Woman accused of performing fatal C-section on dog Posted: Mar 20, 2014 4:52 AM EST Courtesy: WFLA Courtesy: WFLA TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - A Tampa woman is accused of cutting open a pregnant dog's belly and using glue to close the incision. A multi-agency investigation culminated in the...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-21-2014 01:00 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 286
    03-24-2014, 03:03 PM Go to last post
  23. MI: Abused puppy's leg will be amputated, officials say

    An abused 4-month-old pit bull mix puppy is recovering after he was found on the side of a road in Washtenaw County on Wednesday evening with a gruesome leg injury that will require his back leg to be amputated. Animal cruelty investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-21-2014 12:51 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-21-2014, 12:51 PM Go to last post
  24. FL: Bernard Marsonek Accused Of Having Sex With Pit Bull

    WTF..... Police in Tampa, Fla., were flagged down by a group of residents who were appalled by a neighbor they allegedly saw in a sex act with a pit bull in his yard. The neighbors told the cops on Wednesday that Bernard Marsonek, 57, ignored repeated requests to stop the alleged...

    Started by 305APBT‎, 03-06-2014 10:29 AM
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    03-13-2014, 06:43 AM Go to last post
  25. CA: Santa Paula police seize 16 dogs, suspect they were being trained for dog fighting

    Santa Paula police seized 16 dogs from a home Tuesday and suspect they were being bred and trained for dog fighting, officials said. The dogs, including two that were severely injured, were taken to the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center. No arrests were made Tuesday, police said. A Santa Paula...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-12-2014 11:30 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 392
    03-12-2014, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  26. MO: Dogs Rescued from Louisiana Fighting Ring Find Safe Haven in St. Louis

    Four dogs and three puppies are finally safe in St. Louis after being rescued from a large dog-fighting ring in Louisiana. Officials asked Stray Rescue in St. Louis to shelter and treat the rescues, including three scarred and injured males, an emaciated female dog, and her three puppies. The...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-12-2014 11:35 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-12-2014, 11:35 AM Go to last post
  27. NY: Pit Bull Seized from Police Dept. Employee is Missing from Buffalo NY Animal Shelter

    Missing from Buffalo NY Animal Shelter (VIDEO) article image By Phyllis M Daugherty, Tue, March 11, 2014 A Pit Bull seized from a City of Buffalo police department employee arrested on animal cruelty charges has disappeared. The dog was one of four Pit Bulls police say Shanon Richardson was...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-12-2014 11:24 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 180
    03-12-2014, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  28. The Face of World Happiness is a Pit Bull

    In honor of International Day of Happiness on March 20, the United Nations has commissioned a series of postal stamps meant to represent the global ideal of well-being. Of the half dozen stamps the UN Postal Administration included in their final selection, only one was chosen to represent the...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-24-2014 08:06 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 212
    03-08-2014, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  29. MA: Javier Ruperto aka 'Dr. Dog' Arrested on Charges Related to Dog Fighting and Assault

    By Phyllis M Daugherty, Thu, March 06, 2014 Police discovered 10 pit bulls at the home of Javier Ruperto, 35, after an anonymous caller claimed that dog fights were being held there, Dorchester District Court records show. The caller also said several injured dogs were living in the basement of...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-06-2014 04:06 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 272
    03-06-2014, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  30. MO: Kansas City MO: Free Spay & Neuter

    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -Time is running out for pit bull and pit bull mix owners to get their dogs spayed or neutered for free. Tens of thousands of grant dollars are not being used to help curb the pit bull population in neighborhoods known for roaming strays. In Kansas City, pit bulls are...

    Started by Vicki‎, 03-05-2014 01:12 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 161
    03-05-2014, 01:12 PM Go to last post

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