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AHS Rescues Dogs from Dogfighting Raid



The Society was contacted by Newark Animal Control who requested that AHS ACOs respond to an organized dogfight in progress. This has been an ongoing problem in certain areas by groups who frequently are involved with organized dogfighting rings. Due to the dangers inherent in such a raid in this particular area, the Society requested and was accompanied by the local Newark Police Department. One dead dog was found as well as a total of 9 dogs, most of which were pit bulls. The poor dogs were tied up and waiting for the grim task of being used as bait and ultimately tortured and killed. They are now at the Associated Humane Societies' Newark Animal Care Center where they are being evaluated for temperament. It is obvious

Since some of the dogs were already altered, it is believed that they were either stolen or perhaps were given to the dog fighters by a trusting dog owner who could no longer keep their pet.

We cannot imagine the fear and terror as they waited to be chosen. Two of the pups were trembling violently until they were calmed by staff.

If you would like to help to care for these lost souls who need to be rescued, your donations will help us to help them and regain the trust that others had betrayed. Please donate today!

The Associated Humane Societies is located at 124 Evergreen Ave. in Newark, off of Rt. 1 and 9, near the Newark International Airport, convenient to the NJ Turnpike, Route 22 and the Garden State Parkway.

The Society is open 7 days a week between noon and 4 p.m. For more information, call 973-824-7080 or contact us.

Newark's Mayor Cory Booker is pushing for a no-kill shelter to service Newark residents and has used disparaging comments about AHS to encourage interest in his project. The Society has refuted various claims which have been reported to local newspapers.

Presently, Newark refuses to pay for veterinary care for any sick or injured animals that come through our doors from Newark. Even outside veterinary expenses at night, weekends or holidays are not paid for by Newark.

So what would happen to these displaced dogs and the hundreds of sick and injured animals that the Society cares for if Mayor Booker had his shelter? Should Booker open a no-kill shelter, the objective will be short-lived as a new shelter will be filled to capacity within a short time ... and he intends to take on additional towns which will bring even more animals into Newark. But when his new shelter opens, the Associated Humane Societies will finally become a no-kill shelter -- a dream come true for AHS

Read more and see additional photos of dogs rescued from this raid.

9/26/2011

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