Dogfighting

An abused dog found in a drug and dogfighting ring on Long Island. (Credit: CBS2)

L.I. Lawmakers Call On Public To Report Animal Abuse After Dogfighting Ring Bust

A call has mounted on Long Island for the public to report animal abuse, after nearly a dozen dogs were rescued from alleged drug dealers who were believed to be training them to fight.

05/15/2015

15 arrested in Nassau County dogfighting, drug ring (Nassau County DA's Office)

L.I. Officials: 15 Gang Members Arrested In Heroin, Dogfighting Ring

A Nassau County drug selling and dogfighting ring has been busted, according to authorities.

05/14/2015

This pit bull was one of two dogs saved from a dogfighting ring stolen from the shelter on Ryle Road May 11, 2015. (credit: Handout)

Pit Bulls Rescued From Dogfighting Ring Stolen From Paterson Animal Shelter

Thieves cut holes in the shelter’s fence and in the dogs’ cages, officials said.

05/12/2015

Isabelle the pitbull used as bait (Second Chance Pet Adoption League)

Dog Used As Bait, Tied To Pole And Left For Dead In Paterson, N.J.

Police in Paterson, NJ are looking for whoever used a dog as bait, tied it to a pole and left it for dead.

03/27/2015

Michael Vick (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Animal Advocates Not Happy About Jets’ Choice To Sign Michael Vick

Some Jets fans who are also dog lovers and animal advocates were not happy to hear the news that quarterback Michael Vick has been signed to the team.

03/22/2014

Hector Hernandez (credit: Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

Long Island Man Arrested On Dogfighting Charges

Hector Hernandez, 26 was arrested Thursday after investigators found eight pit bulls in cages at his West Hempstead home, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Friday.

01/17/2014

Misty the pit bull puppy meets the students who rescued her from the Stephen Gaynor School. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Abused Puppy Visits Upper West Side School

The students at the Stephen Gaynor School raised money for the sweet-natured puppy’s medical bills.

05/12/2013

(Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Vick To Talk To Connecticut Students About Dogfighting

Vick is scheduled to talk to New Haven high school students Tuesday with The Humane Society of the United States, which has been campaigning to end dogfighting.

WFAN–11/23/2010