The Face of Dogfighting: One Dog’s Incredible Journey

The Face of Dogfighting: One Dog’s Incredible Journey


[dogs barking] Early July of 2009 The Humane Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team assisted the Humane Society of Missouri with one of the largest if not the
largest dogfighting raid in US history on each and every deployment that we go
onto responders typically find a dog that we connect with and whether that dog picks you or you pick him in this case we named a dog Stallone because of his personality and the fact
that he had just survived a fight When I saw Stallone’s face several things went through my mind first this was a dog in desperate need Second off you ask yourself why do people do this to animals it’s cruel it’s one of the most
horrible things that I’ve ever seen I’ve actually never seen a dog in that of bad condition Stallone, however caught me off guard with his injuries I mean that face just very sweet eyes,
tail always wagging the entire time so there’s more
than emotional thing to become attached to that dog I mean really it’s heartbreaking I mean
he had such severe injuries to the face he was just wanted to be held and
touched and and was actually very docile I mean a dog like that he just wants to
please his owner he just unfortunately was bred into a
home that instead of facilitating a companion relationship he was used
for being pitted against other dogs but
his condition was you now grave I hate to think what he went through I just can’t imagine he was ripped apart I mean that type damage would not have happened in just a quick couple minutes I mean that type the damage was was probably a longer match half
hour plus it’s sick I don’t see how another human could do that The tail was the only thing that really didn’t have any bite marks on it that poor dog was just wagging away, wagging away I can’t quite wrap my mind around how a
dog who has been that physically and mentally abused can still curl up in your lap and give
you a kiss even though he doesn’t know who I am he
was happy we were there This is most definitely not Stallone’s first fight it was actually kinda hard to tell how
significant the wounds were on his face until we put him under so we can clean his face and clean all the wounds off If you looked in Stallone’s eyes you could see that he was suffering and all he wanted was a kind hand, just to be pat or held you know wagging his tail gently every
bit they worked almost around the clock fighting to save Stallone’s life In the end his wounds were so extensive that we lost him I mean I believe that Stallone’s story should be told I think that it’s something people need to see this is the
real face of dogfighting all he really wanted was for somebody to love him give him a good pet give him a good home You know dogs like that just want love and attention I actually have a picture of Stallone up in my cubicle and when I’m here at the office that is what reminds me every day that this is why I continue to do this

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    bigart1993

    Remember kids, only broke, stupid losers get involved with dog fighting.
    Real men are too busy making money, getting an education and raising kids to do dumb pathetic shit.

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    Shiela Aposaga

    We should support stop animal cruelty and we stop dog fights it’s cruelty animals. It breaking my heart to watching this rescue . I cannot help but to crying again . Run free Stallone no more pain. We must support the stop animal cruelty. And no dog fighting these animals don’t deserve it. They deserves loving and compassion and kindness.the owner of dog Stallone deserves a death penalty for he did.

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    David Garrett

    Who are the animals? Shocking cruelty deserves more than 24 months. That devil deserves a beating every day until the day they die!!

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    MusbCrazy80

    Its never been more clear to me that the authorities dont care enough to make this shit so dangerous for the humans participating they think seriously about using animals this way.

    Just waiting for the people to have had enough they take matters into their own hands and permanently remove these human parasites.

    Ill be right at the front inflicting punishments on the cockroaches.

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    Bessy Bessy

    I just love you , for helping them , people are so stupid why??? For the money for power ,put his owner in a fight whith a lion so we could see what happens and bet on that, how cruel people think they own souls , l just love you thank you, making dogs fight who stupid can humans be , what else for the money and for show

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    Not Luke

    24 months in prison? that's fucking ridiculous. people who abuse animals rarely stop there. he's just going to continue abusing other animals or people as soon as he gets out, that bastard deserved a 15 year sentence minimum. the laws really need to catch up with the severity of these crimes.

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    Janet ross

    Janet omg l thought dog fighting was over but it's not is it and the poor dog didn't make it l wish these fu.cking bastereds get their just deserts because believe me they totally deserves every thing that comes to them l make no mistake about my bad language l mean every word I've said they are a lot showery low life's worse of all they don't care about their dogs just money and we're thats the case it's in my book it's blood money nothing seems to matter to those low life's

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    Sinister 1

    When , if ever , will the guys name be released to the public ? I'm devastated watching this. If our government won't do its job to stop this then WE should take justice into our own hands. I would. If i had a damn name.

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    susanne williamsson

    Stallone you gorgeous boy should NEVER had been forced into theese barbaric ways of life….you should have been living the happy, healthy life of a loved and spoiled dog.NO DOG ever deserves to be treated in this cruel and pure evil way…dogs are a Gift to humans and should always be treated that way………..I´m SO sorry that you lost the most important fight of all……Stallone you darling boy now there´s no more suffering, no more pain…sleep safe on the other side of Rainbow Bridge……

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    Rob Blackmore

    Stallone was to docile. They probably used him for the other dogs who were fighters to hone their aggression on. The poor dog, I'd throw the owner in the pit, not with dogs, get a couple of wolf's or hyenas to eat him alive. 24 month sentence isn't going to scare anyone in this sick criminality.

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    William White

    People are outraged by this. But Ok with what goes on in slaughter houses and fur farms. No Mass protests just a sense of eagerness every time another Restaurant pops up or a new shoe hits the market. People are a fucking joke.

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    Jonboy Lee

    Poor Pitbull Terriers fucking hell thy were with me they have nothing but love food good beds and water and TLC I enjoy this breed very much I've never fought any of my Pitbulls I mean fighting is the last resort of defense right. Fucking hell, I just want to say to those men and woman saving Animals especially abused fucking dogs THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH I watch alot of this sick and abusive shit I hate people who fight dogs all for what the gameness . I walk with my boy I'm so proud of me he don't want to fight dogs or chase and bite people he's just passed 24 months still has his balls not fixed at all he great with all dogs until he or there dogs become aggressive I calm him down and walk him out of park simple. Take him home

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    Kelly Farmer

    This people will HAVE to Face God and His Son Jesus one day!! They will ask “Why Did You Kill My Animals For Fun?!?” They will PAY!!

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    Kyleene Galloway

    24 months in a federal prison was not enough punishment for what he did to this poor animal. 😪😪 tears of sadness for Stallone.

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    Farmer Fpv

    That poor pup, and that guy only got 24 months in prison, he should be locked up for life, it starts with animal abuse then turns into murder!

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    __Mort3012__

    I'd introduce a law that says the human has to suffer injuries such as the dogs have done. For them to feel that pain!

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    serendipidus1

    Oh my god that dog wanted you to know that he thanked you and was so grateful for what you do that's why with his last energy he kept wagging his tail. You gave him happiness and love before he died and he was taking it all with both paws and giving it back the only way he could. He may not have had a long life but his story will bring love and kindness to so many hearts and we will all hug and kiss our dogs the way we would want to see Stallone be hugged and kissed. Aww.. So touching.

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    Royce Gunz

    To people who fight dogs need to be thrown in a Octagon with a trained Mixed Martialartist to see how it feels

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    Sherryl McCauley

    People who run dogfighting rings should automatically receive the death penalty.

    And should not be allowed to continue to play in the NFL.

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    andrew Hoard

    I hoped the asshole who did this to Stallone gets sodomized every day of their bit and gets shanked up the ass before release 😡😾😡😾😡😾😡😾

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    JRRnotTolkien

    Evil exists. Dog fighters are some of the evidence of that. So is the anti-American mainstream media that set out to destroy pit bulls because they were once called "America's Dog."

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    Barbara Walsh

    Need stronger penalties. 2 years was NOT ENOUGH. A beautiful spirit is lost because of a dog fighter. The humans responsible should be thrown in the pit so they cam be chewed up and know what it feels like. no sympathy for these bas***ds.

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    Martha

    24 months in a federal prison is for this man! Stallone sweet boy RIP now in doggie heaven no more pain and suffering 😓😢😪😥

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    NORTH CAROLINA Q

    24 months!?!?!?! WTF!!!   sooner or later a group of animal vigilantes must form and really show these people what mistreatment truly is. fk the law…..THEY AINT SCARED OF THESE LAWS! but I bet they would stop if I closed a bear trap on their faces which is basically what they let happen to Stallone and so many others….let them be ripped to pieces and brutalized. let them lay in their own blood and waste, and as soon as they have the strength to try and show some love, do them in again and again…then maybe they will stop! and stop fking filming these terribly hurt animals for 10-15 mins before fking helping them….WTF is wrong with you jerks with the cameras…

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    Luna Bella

    That fucker deserves death this sweet innocent angel still waggles his tail he knows he’s safe know 🐶🐶❤️❤️❤️

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    Sandra Corsini

    Oh mein Gott, was war das für ein Versager als Mensch??? Ich könnte kotzen!! Wie kann man so etwas grausames mit Hunden allgemein mit Tieren machen, ich wünsche dem Menschen der das getan hat genau das leid wenn nicht noch schlimmer!! Danke für euere Hilfe, grossen Respekt!!!!

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    Williams Reis

    And of course our justice system deemed the punishment fit the crime. Weak and insignificant sentence from the judge. Stallone deserved way more justice. At least his life ended in the arms of compassion.

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    Williams Reis

    And of course our justice system deemed the punishment fit the crime. Weak and insignificant sentence from the judge. Stallone deserved way more justice. At least his life ended in the arms of compassion.

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    Josephine Cocking

    I hope all the bastards get same treatment for what they did to theses poor babies…I hope they get cancer n die a slow painfull death…bastards n God bless you beautiful people who rescued theses poor beautiful animals 😡😡🤬👊🤬👊🤬👊💔💔💔💔😥😥😥😥😥💕

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    Joanne nicolaas Nicolaas

    My dogs fight was from 1=10 i think 6

    My dogs eye went left and the right eye went right…… but i prayed and prayed…. so this morning i woke up, and guess what…….

    HES ALRIGHT!!!
    But the younger pittbull whil never be able to play with Dj ever again….and yes we put Dj inside since he was badly injurd we let him sleep inside for the night on the couche with a wet and cold cloth on his head. Comment me if you want me to tell you more.

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    Kathy Mathers

    He died with horrific memories and pain. And all they got was 2 yrs. Two!! Two years that's all. Gggrrrr that makes me so mad. Two just two yrs.

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    The Lycan Rockstar

    I’m a member of the ASPCA. And I also think dog fighting is bullsh*t! Pit bulls can actually be some of the sweetest dogs ever. Back then, they were called Nanny Dogs because they handled great with children. Now they’ve been forced to fight to the death! What have we become?!

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    Edna Suguitan

    24 month is not enough for what they have done to stallone. This people are not human they are monsters they should be punished severly for what they have done.
    They should also punish the supporters of this dog figthing not only the owner.

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    Michelle Torena

    How could someone be so cruel and so awful to a little creature that is nothing but sweet and inoccent. I mean how could someone do that! He was a sweet happy dog that just wanted to be loved. He was so sweet and so kind after what had been done to him. WE MUST END DOG FIGHTING!!!!!! He's in a better place now with no pain. R.I.P Stallone 🐶🐾

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    Salma Kadiri

    Stupid laws made by bitchy Goverments thats what made this world an awful place to be. Please God,send something to wash the humain race from the planet.

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    Salma Kadiri

    Rip baby Stalone.You're un a better place now.I hope everyone involved in dogfighting dies from a slow and painful desease.

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    MsFunnyfeet

    Thankfully, more states are passing laws making animal abuse a major felony and giving much much longer prison sentences. To me, I think they should get life without parole.

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    A 880209

    I still don't understand the entertainment value behind dogfighting, bullfighting or circus. I used to love animals in circus when I was a kid. But then I saw how they treat them. We need more people like Kevin Richardson and elephant whisperer lady of Thailand in the world.

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    Sandra Corsini

    Solche Versager von Menschen, der soll genau solche qualen erleiden wie sein Wunder schöner Hund der es leider nicht geschafft hat!! 24 Monate ist lächerlich!! Was läuft eigentlich falsch auf der Welt? Wie kann man wegen Geld und Anerkennung so ein scheiß machen, schmore in der Hölle du Tierqueler!!!!

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    J Ro

    As I watch tears fall off my face I hear 24 months! Wow that’s just not enough. This realm is hell and promoted by the one’s in charge. The controllers should be ashamed of themselves.

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    Debra Perry

    What's wrong with humans. I can't stop crying for this sweetvfue baby and the life he had to live to be taught fighting pain anger and to wag his tail just wanted love if a human. I hope the humans got fines and prison time for this.. so sad.

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    Isha Sharma

    Those who do these atrocities to the dogs and other animals for their fun are evil spirits they can only underrstand the pain of these animals when their own children have to suffer in the same manner

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