Former Bait Dog Gets A Second Chance. But What This Animal Rescue Does Next? Unbelievable

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Dog fighting is a cruel and vicious activity. It is animal cruelty. Dog fighting has been a felony in the United States since 2008. According to aspcapro.org, it is illegal to be in possession of dogs that are used for fighting.

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Even being a spectator at a dogfight is illegal (except in Montana and Hawaii). Bait dogs are chained or confined while other dogs attack, bite, and tear at the animal. The goal for the attacking dog is to incapacitate or kill the bait dog.

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It is used to test the fighting instinct in dogs. If a large dog is used as the bait dog, it’s mouth is often taped so it can’t fight back! Baiting is also illegal in the United States. Unfortunately, dog fighting and baiting still happens in the U.S and across the globe.

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Speranza Animal Rescue took custody of Mona Lisa, a pit bull, after getting a picture of her from a shelter. Mona Lisa had been used as a bait dog who had suffered horrific injuries to her face, but thankfully the animal rescue were able to save her.

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Despite the abuse she suffered, she is a very loving and friendly dog! Mona spent many months at a veterinary clinic after she was rescued and had multiple surgeries to repair the damage.

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After returning to Speranza Animal Rescue, she took on the role of ambassador for Pit Bulls! She is proof that not all pit bulls are dangerous! Mona loves people and trusts them despite what was done to her! You can’t help but smile when you see her silly grin!

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