Carol Collett

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Get Tough

Get Tough

Get Tough

April 8

The date designated by the ASPCA as Dog Fighting Awareness Day. Sadly, dog fighting is more prevalent than most of us realize. From major urban areas to the most rural of locales, criminals engage in this horrific blood sport.

The ASPCA compiled multiple resources on their website, but one article everyone should read is Ten Ways to Help End Dog Fighting. I agree with all the points, but there are three I find particularly important:

Support stronger laws-a good place to start learning about current legislation and particular needs is on the ASPCA’s advocacy page. You’ll find lists of pending actions, urgent needs, and recent victories. Not only should those running the dog fighting rings be prosecuted and incarcerated, laws regarding spectators need to be stronger as well, particularly spectators who bring children to these events.

Protect your pets-know who is in your neighborhood. Make sure your pets always have supervision even in your own fenced backyard. Just last week a local family’s puppy was shot and killed inside the family’s fence. Never, ever, ever rehome a pet free on Craigslist.

Educate others-share the resources on ASPCA with your friends, family, and neighbors. If you see suspicious activity on your street, let your neighbors know.

Together we can can make a difference in the lives of countless dogs forced to fight or die, but only if we #gettough.

Stop Dog Fighting

#gettough

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4 thoughts on “Get Tough

  1. denisegruzensky on said:

    I was hoping to get a chance to write about this today but alas ran out of time. I’ve been able to share yours and feel like I’m still making a difference! Thank you Carol for writing such a great post!

  2. Hello Carol, thanks for such a great post! I really wanted to write something today but didn’t get the chance and you gave me a great post to share!

  3. Hi Carol! Thank you for sharing this information with our fellow pet parents. Today is such an important day. You shared an important point that I forgot to mention; getting to know your neighborhood and watching for signs! I will have to update my post.

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