SOME PEOPLE LOOK FOR FREE OR CHEAP DOGS FOR USE IN DOGFIGHTING – THEY USE ANY BREED, ANY AGE!
If you are unfortunate enough to be in a position where you have to sell or give your dog away please consider the risks.
Ensure that any dog you sell or re-home is subject to either a home check or the potential new owners are quizzed on their knowledge and experience in dog care. Also that the new owners are aware of the cost and responsibility and know the needs of the breed and/or individual dog’s needs.
Some people take on free or very cheap family dogs and use them in the brutal illegal sport, dogfighting. Dogs that will not fight are tied up and used as ‘bait dogs’ to be the punch bag for fighting dogs in training. Please be aware and make sure you sell your beloved dog for a price only an animal lover would spend on it, DO NOT advertise Free to a good home on the internet or shop windows.
Please be aware and make sure you sell your beloved dog for a price only an animal lover would spend on it, or take it to a rescue shelter where they will do home checks before handing over an animal. After all… a dog’s best friend should be priceless. Anybody inquiring about your dog in any situation should be quizzed and anybody suspicious should be reported to the police.
Sadly, small breeds of dogs and cats are also used in dogfighting as “bait” for the fighting dogs that are being trained. These are usually small breed dogs that cannot easily defend themselves.