Those "Rescued" Dogs Are Dead, Or Lining Up To Die

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When the feds and local law-enforcement agencies busted a big dog-fighting ring a while back, there was much talk of the more than 100 dogs that had been "rescued."

If by "rescued" you meant "Sent to Doggie Death Row," then they were indeed rescued.

A commenter to our item on the arrests said the dogs were being euthanised with "no temperament tests, no allowing rescues to assess them, nothing."

Is that true, Houston SPCA?

Well, the killing part is true, at least.

“These animals are bred from a long line of fighting dogs to be aggressive,” Houston SPCA spokeswoman Meera Nandlal told Hair Balls this morning. “We have made the decision that they will be humanely euthanized.”

She wouldn't answer our other questions, since being helpful with the media is apparently not necessary for a group that depends on public support.

The Houston SPCA, as we've noted, has a firm policy that it does not adopt out pit bulls.

While it's not likely all of the recently seized dogs were pit bulls, it was close enough, we guess.

-- Craig Malisow

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I don't know much about the Houston SPCA's policy on not adopting out pitbulls. Unfortunately, a vast majority of these dog fighting dogs are unfit for adoption :/ . Years of cruelty, neglect, and fighting every other day for your life will cause unfathomable trauma and psychological issues in these dogs that can't be fixed.

I'm not genius, but if I was a not for profit organization, I would not want to put an antisocial, territorial, and highly aggressive dog up for adoption. Why? Because that dog could seriously hurt people, and they in turn could inflict more damage on that dog :/ . I'm sure that if they had it their way/ an unlimited amount of funding, the Houston SPCA wouldn't euthanize these dogs. Unfortunately, that's not the case. 

Anyway, I think that a humane, quite death is much better than a slow, excruciatingly painful, and frightening death in the ring. Don't you think? What would you have done? Adopt all of those aggressive dogs? No. Spend years of your time and money to rehabilitate these dogs? No. Given the circumstances that they had, humanely euthanizing was unfortunately the best option for these dogs.

I hope that they all had a nice last few days... I wish that this wasn't even an issue to begin with.

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