The Ontario SPCA welcomed animal lover Don Cherry to see a group of Pit Bulls from an alleged dogfighting operation, on their way to Florida to continue their rehabilitation.
In October 2015 the Ontario SPCA uncovered an alleged dogfighting operation near Chatham, Ontario. Several dogs were removed during that investigation and assessed by world leaders in dogfighting rehabilitation, the ASPCA. 7 of those dogs immediately passed the ASPCA’s assessments but due to lengthy court proceedings remained in the Ontario SPCA’s care until they were recently released from the courts to be rehomed.
In addition, one of the animals removed from the alleged dogfighting operation, gave birth to 11 Pit Bull puppies while in care of the Ontario SPCA. The puppies remained in the care of the Society for close to two years until ownership was recently released by the courts.
While in the care of the Ontario SPCA the dogs received daily enrichment and rehabilitation.
After having been spayed and neutered, the first group of these dogs have been transported to two facilities in Florida.
“Sadly due to the unexpected lengthy court process, these dogs have been waiting nearly two years to be rehomed. Our staff have been actively working with them every day to continue their rehabilitation and we are so pleased that we can finally relocate them and have them start the next chapter of their lives,” says Deputy Chief Jennifer Bluhm, Ontario SPCA.
The transport of these dogs has been fully funded and executed through the generosity of Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary.