Tomorrow is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day.
My wife, Aditi, works for the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) as an independent contractor. It’s been difficult to describe what she does because of the amount of secrecy that generally has to surround her work for the safety of the dogs involved. However, a video was recently produced by the ASPCA that shows exactly what she does on her monthly trips. She’s not in this one, but these are her friends and co-workers doing what they do best.
Warning, this video might be hard to watch, but there’s redemption at the end. The more you know about dog fighting, the more these images hurt to see. This is, however, reality, and the scope is immense. Aditi has been on deployments where over 360 dogs were rescued in a single fighting ring bust.
If this touches you, there’s an easy way to help. Amazon Smile donates to your charity of choice every time you shop at Amazon. It doesn’t cost you anything, but helps support the charities in great ways. Amazon has taken away Minnesota (and many other states’) bloggers’ ability to use affiliate links, so instead of supporting me, support the ASPCA.
Just go to smile.amazon.com (additional info) and search for “ASPCA” when selecting your charity (choose the first result, American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). That’s it. Now shop through smile.amazon.com and you’re helping save dogs all over the US without having to sit through a single Sarah McLachlan song or deal with the PETA crazy.
Not your bag? You can also donate directly through the ASPCA website. I can attest to the fact that this money is well spent and goes to help the dogs, not the board of directors.
Thanks from me, Aditi and the many dogs that the ASPCA helps every day. And thanks to Marina Epelman for pointing Amazon Smile out to me.
In case you’re wondering, that’s our rescued pit bull, Emma, at the top of this post.