Getting Tough on Dog Fighting Around Philadelphia

Photo: Alex W.

Photo: Alex W.

To honor National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, April 8, the ASPCA is teaming up with professional wrestler and animal lover AJ Lee to ask animal advocates across the country to get tough on dog fighting.

“Growing up, my family and I lived in very poor, very dangerous areas and dog fighting was prevalent,” AJ says. Her family fostered former fighting dogs and eventually adopted a pup named Mugsy, whose sweet nature inspired AJ’s love of the pit bull breed and commitment to rescue dogs.

The ASPCA along with passionate supporters like AJ are working to eradicate dog fighting by advocating for stronger laws and harsher sentencing for those who fight dogs. But they need our help. That is why the ASPCA has designated today, April 8th, as National Dog Fighting Awareness Day to increase understanding and awareness about dog fighting and to encourage animal-lovers across the country to take action against this brutal form of cruelty.

There are many ways to take part in National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, now in its second year. Here are just a few:

  1. Take action by signing a petition asking the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to continue to crack down on dog fighting.
  2. Download a FREE digital toolkit including, social media shareables, a printable poster and more!
  3. Snap a selfie with a printable poster and share it your social media channels using the hashtag #GetTough.

Please visit to spread the word today and help eliminate this form of cruelty for good!

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