This is not about why you shouldn't rehome your dog or to make anyone feel guilty about doing it.....life happens and tough decisions have to be made somtimes.
This is about 'Bait dogs' or 'Training dogs'......
What i want to do is show people who are contemplating giving away their dog for free, the dark side of doing this. Unfortunatley these dogs are commonly snapped up by the scum of the earth posing as a 'good home'.
The scum are the under ground dog fighting community ....they could be the young lady and child, or nice well dressed man who come to collect the dog with promises of the good life and new 'furever' home but it a diffrent story once Fido is taken away.
These poor dogs are often 'disarmed' ..... which can be in the form of having all thier teeth ripped out, leg tendons deliberatley cut, mouths taped shut and jaws broken. They are then chained up so they cant escape while one or more fighting dogs tears them to shreds ...for 'training'.
Bait dogs can be ANY breed....it's all meat and flesh that can be torn up the same....but favourites of the fighting dog owner (scum) are non aggressive Pitbulls, Staffys and similar cross breeds.
Bait dogs often end up dead.
The ones who survive this torture are physically and emotionally mutilated.
So when you think the best thing to do for your dog, for whatever reaon, is to rehome it, then please do everything you can to avoid it becoming the next victim for this terrible 'sport'. A few ways to do this is to be very choosy about who will become the new owner. Ask lots and lots of questions ....make them go to a effort to prove they are good enough to own your dog.
But probably the best way to avoid the interest of these scumbags is to put a dollar value on your dog. There are to many free dogs out there unfortunately so a fighting dog owner wont want to $pend money on a bait dog.
Rehoming a dog can be very stressfull for them at the best of times....dont let them become a piece of meat that gets torn to shreds for the joy of a sick minority of our community who think that dog fighting is OK. It's animal cruelty at its worse and it must be stopped. By limiting their acess to bait dogs we wont stop them but we can make it that bit harder for them.
Free to good home dogs can also be snapped up by 'Backyard Breeders' who are another lot of scumbags contributing to animal cruelty. But i'll let someone else do a write up about this and put it in this thread that hopefully will become a 'Sticky' thread so anyone who's considering placing their dog on this forum in the giveaway section will read this and consider a diffrent approach to the rehoming of thier dog.
Dont let your dog end up like this.....
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Please contact your local police to report any dog fighting.
For more information on bait dogs and dog fighting have a look here...they will alo follow up any leads or concern you may have about fighting in local area.