Hello everybody and welcome to OMD Monday :)
Tomorrow is Christmas eve!!! I dont know about anyone else, but to me it does not feel this close!
Is everybody done their shopping? I am going out today to finish up....yes I know, very last minute,
story of my life LOL ;)
Anyways, today I am focusing on a rescue story I found about dog fighting.
Sadly dog fighting is becoming more and more popular. That being said, more and more of these people running it are getting caught. Still though, you cant help but think more could be done to prevent these things. But then again, I am sure more could be done to prevent a lot of things.
Luckily today's story has a happy ending. So I hope to bring a bit of awareness to the subject, as well as share a story of survival.
On December 19th police were called to a home in Oakland, CA on a completely non related issue.
It just so happened they stumbled across something more horrid then had expected.
There was nobody at the residence when the police came to serve their warrant, however after hearing a TON of barking from the backyard, they decided they should check out the scene.
What they witnessed once around the back of the house, was as described by The San Hose Mercury news, "a training site for dog fighting"
They found 9 Pitbulls back there, all chained, with no food or water.
There were also 2 dogs, still inside the house.
As described by the officers, the Pit Bulls were both terrified and and tired, as well as suffering from MANY wounds consistent with dog fighting.
One was even missing most of his ear.
David Cronin (the cities animal service) described what his finding were:
"The dogs were living in horrible conditions, lots of scars on their face, one of them had his ear chewed off" He told KCBS
Investigators found numerous thing on the property such as a treadmill and weighted belts used to build muscle in the fighting dogs.
Cronin reaches out to tell people:
"A lot of people think this 'this doesn't happen in my community' , but these are operations that are taking place in San Francisco, in warehouses, in Oakland, in San Hose. They are occurring all over the place."
He goes on to say that he and his staff have been finding dead dogs on Mondays...the victims of a weekend fight.
This is happening everywhere, no matter the city, and by raising awareness to it, I think we can help to slow it down....hopefully in the end, distinguish it all together.
This story is sad, yes, however these dogs were rescued, and will now go through rehabilitation, so that they may be adopted to their forever homes in the near future.
I would like to wish all these dogs the best of luck, and my warmest of wishes are with them.
Thanks for reading everybody!
Usually I like to do rescue stories that have very happy endings, but when I saw this article, I had to share it with you, because dog fighting is on the rise, like never before, please join me in raising awareness.
Please leave a comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts :)