Friday, August 1, 2014

20 Pit Bulls Allegedly Used for Dog Fighting Were Removed from a Home in Jamaica, Queens by NYPD, and the ASPCA

Jamaica, Queens - Twenty emaciated and scarred pit bulls have been rescued from a Queens home that was allegedly the site of dog fighting.

Officers of the 113th Precinct, along with the newly formed NYPD Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad and the ASPCA Investigative team, executed a warrant at a residence on 196th Street in Jamaica on Thursday.  The dogs were found inside crates and cages at the back of the home.

Methamphetamine was also found at the scene.

The dogs were taken to the ASPCA’s main office for medical care. The organization will be providing ongoing care and enrichment for the dogs.

Addison Holder, 44, and Keisha Hall, 33, were arrested at the scene and charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty, animal fighting and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

“Organized dog fighting is a brutal form of animal abuse where dogs are exploited and forced to fight as their owners profit from their torture,” said Matthew Bershaker, President and CEO of the ASPCA. “Through our partnership, the ASPCA and the NYPD are determined to protect New York City’s animals from this form of cruelty and bring their abusers to justice.”

If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs or the many other animals in need of homes, contact the ASPCA at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4120 or visit their website.

                                               The dogs were emaciated and scarred, according to the NYPD.

                                                   The dogs were taken to the ASPCA's main office for medical care.

                                 Holder and Hall were charged with multiple counts on animal cruelty and animal fighting.

Dogs Aren’t the Only Ones Who Get Excited When Their Owners Come Home - See This Cat’s Reaction When His Soldier Comes Home!

Dogs aren’t the only ones to get excited when their owners come home. See this energetic cat welcome his solider home after a day on drill. Adorable!

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Washington Animal Rescue League - We Are Quickly Running Out of Three items that We Need Daily in the Shelter and Donations Would Be Very Much Appreciated ·

Friends: We are quickly running out of three items that we need daily in the shelter and donations would be very much appreciated. Any of the items listed below can be dropped off or shipped to us:

71 Oglethorpe Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

First: towels! used, clean towels are always needed, especially when we have a new group of puppies in!

Second: Bowls for cats. This link is a guide for what we're looking for, specifically size 1.5 pt. or 1.2 pt.

For link to bowls, click HERE.

Finally, we are in need of litter pans for cats. We need mostly medium and large sizes, and a few small sizes.

This link is a good guide: Petmate Litter Pan with Microban

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