Recent media exposure of pit bulls.
The Animal Shelter Shooting Its Dogs
An Oklahoma town is getting rid of sick and unwanted dogs by shooting them in the head—and city officials have known about the killing all along.
An Oklahoma animal shelter is under fire for its version of euthanasia: taking dogs out back and shooting them...
Humane Society Director Resigns After Criticism For Buying Purebred Dog
February 5, 2016 2:53 PM By Amy Wadas
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The executive director of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society has resigned following a wave of criticism.
Joy Braunstein came under fire this week after...
January 23, 2016 1:32 PM MST
Two dogs, who are the best of friends, have been left without a home, or a family, after their owner died unexpectedly in August. According to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, the dogs, "Rocky," and "Bruiser," stayed in an empty house with a family member who tried to...
Ashley Rodrigue, Northshore Bureau Chief 6:45 p.m. CST January 22, 2016
ROSELAND, La. - What started as a police foot chase on Garrick Road turned into a stunning discovery.
At least five deceased dogs were found decaying in a pile in a wooded area behind several trailers. Scattered around...
By WRIC Newsroom Published: July 7, 2015, 10:58 pm Updated: July 7, 2015, 11:37 pm
CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. – A Caroline County man has been convicted of engaging in and promoting dog ﬁghting. A Caroline County Circuit Court jury recently delivered the guilty verdict for 40-year-old Darryl Lamont...
Do you know who left this pit bull tied up, freezing outside?
By Toniann Antonelli January 19, 2016 2:27 PM
Parsippany-Troy Hills police are looking for the owner of a medium-sized pit bull that was left tied to a fence Tuesday morning as temperatures plunged well below freezing.
The dog was...
A family in West Virginia was shocked to learn that their senior dog, who was recently euthanized at a veterinary clinic, had been left in a dumpster in Chapmanville, reported Thursday's WCSH News. Brandon McCoy's 13-year-old pit bull was put down at Knowles Animal Hospital after being diagnosed...
By Melinda Miller
News Staff Reporter
After 16 months in and out of court, a Buffalo man with a prior federal conviction for dog fighting has been found guilty again of engaging in felony animal fighting.
Edward “Boo” Bishop, 53, of Hewitt Street originally faced seven counts of animal...
Marty Roney, Montgomery Advertiser 10:44 a.m. CST January 7, 2016
PRATTVILLE – The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible dog-fighting incident after video of what appears to be a fight was found on a stolen cell phone.
The investigation began Tuesday afternoon after an...
Former Michigan Humane Society Humane Society of the U.S. executive David Wills is indicted in Texas for sexual abuse of a child * Animals 24-7
The FBI will begin tracking cases of animal cruelty nationally in 2016, a move advocates hope will bring more attention to the crime among law enforcement agencies and underscore the link between animal abuse and other violent crimes.
Until now, animal-related crimes have been reported into a...
Christmas miracle: Pitbull lost 3 years and facing death will soon be reunited with owner
Wes Johnson 10:19 a.m. CST December 24, 2015
It’s a Christmas miracle for a long-lost pit bull that was one day away from being euthanized at a Rogersville animal shelter.
Instead of getting a lethal...
Putnam case shows dogfighting still goes on
By Cindy Swirko
Published: Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 10:05 a.m.
This photo provided by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office shows the cage in the middle of the woods between Interlachen and Hawthorne where deputies discovered a...
By Adam Ferrise
December 16, 2015 at 5:57 PM, updated December 16, 2015 at 7:15 PM
AKRON, Ohio — The first seven spectators convicted in Summit County Common Pleas Court for watching a massive dogfight that drew spectators from around the country were sentenced on Wednesday.
Man arrested in alleged Twin Cities dogfighting operation
Article by: JOY POWELL , Star Tribune
Updated: November 20, 2013 - 11:47 PM
Police seized 15 pit bulls, along with a dogfighting training manual and other paraphernalia, in raids on a Twin Cities dogfighting operation Wednesday.
York man guilty of ill treatment of dogs, but not dog fighting
December 3, 2015
James Rhodes was accused by police and prosecutors in January of running a dog fighting ring in York
Rhodes denied the allegations
York man accused of fighting pit bull dogs in January was found not guilty of...
Posted: Nov 25, 2015 5:07 PM EST
Updated: Nov 25, 2015 5:07 PM EST
SPARTA, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri police chief has been placed on leave after killing a pit bull.
The Springfield News-Leader (Sparta police chief on leave after shooting caged dog so he could respond to a car crash )...
Four Wheeler Network
Posted in Product Reviews on November 26, 2015
Pit Bulls often get stereotyped as overly aggressive. Their defenders say that this is only a function of how their owners use them; it has nothing to do with the breed itself. We are talking about tires, of course. Over the...
Dog fighting paraphernalia legislation moves forward in Baltimore City Council
5:47 PM, Nov 3, 2015
BALTIMORE - A City Council Committee passed legislation that would put people behind bars for possessing dog fighting paraphernalia.
As city law stands now, a person engaged in...
Mathis Dogfighting Retrial Set, Specialist Voices Concern for Dogs
Posted: Nov 12, 2015 5:20 PM EST
Updated: Nov 12, 2015 7:15 PM EST
FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -A Fluvanna County dog fighting case already nearly two years in the making will have to wait until next summer for trial.
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This Police Pit Bull Is Bucking the Trend
by Hedy Phillips 11/04/15
You don't often see Pit Bulls working with a police force, and after learning about Kiah, we can't figure out why.
Kiah is a rescued Pit Bull that works as a narcotics detection dog with Officer Justin Bruzgul in...
Pit bulls survive face-off with a porcupine
By Sophia Rosenbaum
November 4, 2015 | 10:03am Modal Trigger
Three pit bulls found themselves in a prickly situation when they faced off with a porcupine they encountered on a walk.
Things got rough for the pups when 9-year-old Soljah got a...
Veronica Rocha Contact Reporter
Thor, a 16-month-old blue nose pit bull, is finally returning home to Texas after severe flooding separated him from his family and he wandered more than 2,000 miles west to California.
An officer found the pit bull Sept. 26 wandering the streets of Crescent...
Hammond authorities seize abused pitbulls from property
Posted: Nov 02, 2015 5:56 PM EST
Updated: Nov 02, 2015 7:00 PM EST
By James Sparvero
HAMMOND, LA (WAFB) -A troubling discovery for animal workers in Tangipahoa Parish.
Investigators with the humane society and Hammond Police said...
Posted September 15, 2015 - 2:25pmUpdated September 15, 2015 - 6:49pm
North Las Vegas police face new civil rights lawsuit over shooting of a dog
By Carri Geer Thevenot
Las Vegas Review-Journal
North Las Vegas police are facing another civil rights lawsuit over the fatal shooting of a dog....
Fall River man accused of stabbing pit bull
Posted: Sep 11, 2015 11:55 AM EST
Updated: Sep 11, 2015 9:25 PM EST
By News Staff Reporting by Liz Tufts
A Fall River man has been charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly stabbed a pit bull.
Alex Wigglesworth, Philly.com
Last updated: Friday, October 16, 2015, 1:14 PM
A Chester County resident arrested Thursday night is expected to be the first person charged under a new state law prohibiting the possession of animal-fighting paraphernalia.
Humane police officers, with the...
Puppy beaten and buried alive gets second chance at life
WJBF staff Published: September 14, 2015, 9:46 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A dog got a second chance at life after he was found beaten and buried alive.
This four-month-old puppy is lucky to be alive. Staff at Westside Animal Hospital...
He was a stray, but now he's a star
Dog who was found and adopted here now in commercial
A dog adopted through Lebanon Animal Control a number of years ago is now a television celebrity.
Argos, a pit bull who was picked up by Lebanon Animal Control nearly four years ago as a stray,...
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