Local Animal Shelter Combats Dog Fighting Issue

Raleigh County
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As recent cases of dog fighting have come out of Fayette County, those with a local animal shelter said it’s a real problem. Members of the Board of Directors for New River Humane Society said enough is enough. They’ve been working very closely with the prosecuting attorney and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department to crack down on cases of dog fighting in the area. Dog fighting is illegal, and extremely abusive to the dogs involved. The humane society does their best to take these dogs into their care and find them loving homes, but given the dogs past, it can be hard for them to get adopted. 

“It might be a little harder to adopt them out, because for one their breed, because there is this misconception of their breed, and also because they’ve been dog fighting and they can’t be around other animals or they might be aggressive to people but we’ve found that not the be the case with these particular dogs,” Member of The Board of Director for the New River Humane Society, Beth Powers, said.

Employees with New River Humane Society urge you to contact your local authorities if you see someone involved in dog fighting.

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