APRIL 8, 2018


El Paso, TX – The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has partnered with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to combat dogfighting, a crime of animal cruelty.

About National Dogfighting Awareness Day:

  • National Dogfighting Awareness Day, which takes place annually on April 8, was established by the ASPCA to raise awareness about the prevalence of dogfighting in the U.S., reveal little-known truths about the blood sport, and encourage animal lovers nationwide to take action against this brutal form of animal cruelty.
  • Dogfighting is one of the most monstrous forms of animal cruelty. Forcing animals to maul each other for entertainment or profit has no place in our society.
  • Despite being a felony in all 50 states, the ASPCA estimates that there are tens of thousands of dogfighters in the United States forcing hundreds of thousands of dogs to brutally train, fight, and suffer as part of a so-called “blood sport.”
  • Dogfighting is often associated with other forms of criminal activity including illegal gambling and possession of drugs and firearms.
  • Last year alone, the ASPCA rescued more than 300 dogs from 13 dogfighting operations across 11 states.

Report any dogfighting activity by calling 9-1-1. Residents of El Paso County can contact the Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit at 915-832-4408. Residents of the City of El Paso can call 3-1-1.

Published 04 April 2018 09:54 AM by leantunez


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