The Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation and representatives from No Kill Nation announced on Tuesday they will be working with the Broward County Animal Control and Adoption Division to help with the medical and rehabilitation expenses for 11 female American Staffordshire Terrier and Labrador mixed breed dogs suspected of having been used as breeders and bait dogs for a fighting ring in Ft. Lauderdale.
According to the Sun Sentinel, an anonymous call prompted the Fort Lauderdale Police to a Lauderdale Manors' home located at 1313 NW 11th where authorities found the dogs hidden in the backyard and tethered by heavy chains or locked in cages. Many showed scars consistent with dog fighting, however all of the dogs are friendly and seem to be grateful for being rescued from the deplorable conditions they were forced to live in by Derek McNair.
The dogs are severely underweight and malnourished.
McNair, 22, was arrested and charged with fighting or baiting animals.
At this time authorities are now looking for the male dogs. The Ft. Lauderdale Police Department is asking for the public's help to find these dogs. Please call (954) 828-5700. Help these dogs get to safety. Please report any suspected dog fighting activities. Dog fighting is a felony is all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Local 10.com reports the dogs were named Princess, Sugar, and Cinnamon, and the dogs are responding well to their rehabilitative care.
Many good wishes to these dogs for a promising future.
If you would like to continue receiving the latest news on pet issues and how we can help those who cannot speak, please click the "Subscribe" icon.
Follow the National Pet Rescue Examiner on Facebook by clicking here. Please visit and "like" my page. You are welcome to submit story ideas by contacting me at email@example.com.