Pets rescued after dog-fighting raid - Tucson News Now

Pets rescued after dog-fighting raid

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The ASPCA helped rescue nearly 100 dogs after a large dog-fighting raid that took place in Missouri, Texas and Kansas, and eight of those dogs have found a home in Southern Arizona.

Five dogs and three puppies now in the care of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona were rescued from a large warehouse and were provided veterinary care, sheltering, behavioral evaluations, socializing and enrichment in Missouri by the ASPCA.

It is unknown if the dogs, ranging in age from 8 weeks to 7 years old, were used to fight, as bait or as breeders.

Each dog has been examined by an HSSA vet and is ready to find a permanent home.

"Tucson is a small community but we at the HSSA are happy we can partner up with the ASPCA on a national level to give these dogs a second chance to be companion animals and have loving homes," Kelli Neufeld, Canine Services Program Coordinator for the HSSA said.

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