It is not very often that we hear about The Humane Society of the United States, but the work their staff is doing definitely deserves praise. In a recent rescue operation, the heroes of this not much talked about organization saved nearly 60 dogs that were severely emaciated. The rescue operation was initiated after receiving a tip-off about an illegal breeding operation in Cottonwood, Alabama.
It turned out that the dogs were being bred for illegal fighting rings. All dogs except three were of the Dogo Argentino breed. This dog breed is used especially for hog dog rodeo fights. The dogs ranged in age from few months old to teenagers. They all looked severely emaciated and were suffering from health complications caused due to starvation. All the rescued dogs are now receiving proper medication and health care at a local shelter. The breeders are facing penalty for animal abuse. Hopefully, these dogs will recover soon. They do deserve a better life!