Ten dogs rescued from trunking – new dog fighting trend

An anonymous call lead animal services to the Goulds in Miami, where 10 dogs were rescued from the latest trend in illegal dog fights, trunking.

Trunking refers to two dogs, locked in the trunk of car for fighting purposes. The brawl happens while a person drives the car for 10-15 min. and music is played loudly to hide the sounds of the dog fight. After time has elapsed, the driver checks on the dogs and discards the body of dead animal.

The anonymous caller told authorities that a dog owner was frequently throwing dogs in the trunk of a car, letting them fight to their deaths.

When authorities arrived at the scene, they found five adult dogs and four puppies in crates.

“The kennels did not have any water, food, or adequate shelter,” said Luis Salgado with Miami-Dade County Animal Services. “They were in feces and urine so the conditions were pretty bad.”

The animals were taken to Miami-Dade Animal Services in Medley, Fla. Veterinarians examined the dogs, most of them were covered in scars and open wounds. One dog had recent injuries, a broken wrist and an injured eye. The dogs were not aggressive towards the staff.

“Usually, dogs that are used for fighting are very loving of their owner. They actually fight to please the owner,” said Salgado.

Unfortunately, the owner of the animals was not found and authorities are still looking for the person. Animal Services is working to get custody of the dogs. They will be placed for adoption.

 




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    May 7, 2013 10:42 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    You have got to be kidding! What kind of sick people thought this one up!!!!!

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    May 7, 2013 10:45 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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      May 7, 2013 10:58 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Typically the dogs are put through series of testing and retraining to eventually re-introduce them to normal life…they aren’t just taken from A to B without retraining to make sure they can be with others

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      May 8, 2013 1:02 amPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You should be euthanized so no one ever has to be exposed to your blatant stupidity and senseless disregard for animal life. In the meantime, I’d say that, perhaps some of these dogs might end up being best suited for families with no other pets (as many dogs fall into this category)… Though, I wouldn’t necessarily forsee any problem with homes that have other pets either, assuming these dogs go through evaluation and rehabilitation (which they certainly will). I don’t see how there could be any kind of situation where one of these dogs “eats the neighbors dog”… Seriously?

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      May 8, 2013 6:18 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Quite often the dogs are forced to fight, most don’t like fighting, it’s a do or die situation. If you do some research you can find many cases where a “fighting dog” can be retrained and re-homed, some even become service dogs and ambassadors for the breed. Just do an online search for the Vicktory Dogs, they were dogs that were rescued from Michael Vick’s dog fighting compound. There are 7 dogs, all were the “worse” of the fighters and are all now living in loving homes. These dogs are placed with experienced people who know the breed who are not afraid of them. Anyone who has had the opportunity to spend time with a rescued “bait” or fighting dog, would know they just want to be loved, not hurt and abused, often even the “winning” dogs die of infection from being torn apart. In dog fighting there are no winners, except for the humans who are fighting them.

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        May 9, 2013 10:03 amPosted 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I wouldn’t say the humans are winners. If you want to know the real truth-they are the losers! Scumbags, low life of earth.

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      May 9, 2013 2:17 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Susan

      The dogs were trapped in trunks, not trained to fight. Had you bothered to read the article it clearly stated that the dogs fought to please the pathetic human waste of an owner…and that they tend to be very gentle to the people. The dogs fight for survival, a trait in every living creature! They did not fight by choice and most likely would never fight by choice.
      People need to be euthanized that would engage in such activities…end of problem!!!

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    May 7, 2013 10:53 pmPosted 1 year ago
    laura

    the horror that human beings inflict on themselves and other living creatures is amazing…the only thing I can say is there is an owner out there who should be locked in a trunk with a creature that will physically attack him. The “justice system” will only give probation…I have a far better plan for these kinds of people!

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  • May 8, 2013 3:00 amPosted 1 year ago
    Dan @ Pet Vitamin Rep

    This is just sick. I will never understand people who find pleasure inflicting pain on animals.

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    May 8, 2013 8:20 amPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Despicable! Let the punishment fit the crime! This country needs tougher laws for animal abusers!!

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    May 8, 2013 12:02 pmPosted 1 year ago
    pym

    what vile ingenuity and twisted ideas humans are capable of

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    May 8, 2013 1:16 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Tina

    This just brought me to tears. What the F–K is wrong with people ?!?!

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    May 8, 2013 1:51 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Cheryl F

    And the trunk of a small, poorly insulated sedan parked in the middle of a phoenix area parking lot would seem to be a great jail cell to me….say for about two weeks.

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      May 8, 2013 3:09 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Wing

      Good idea Cheryl! Make sure it’s in July or August!

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    May 8, 2013 2:08 pmPosted 1 year ago
    sherrysue

    Just when you think you have seen how stupid people can be, along comes something else to beat that. It makes you wonder whether some people were missing when brains were being given out.

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      May 8, 2013 3:10 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Wing

      Brains and hearts!

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    May 8, 2013 3:16 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Steve M

    How fucking sick is this!! Excuse the language but…I hope they throw anyone that does this in prison and let the prison population they are pediphiles and abusere of old ladies!

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  • May 8, 2013 6:24 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Author Oana

    As a wildlife rehabilitation specialist and animal behaviorist I will say this: these people need to be trained just like we train dogs because they seem to act just like animals do based on instincts. When you act like this, please do not expect lawyers, human rights and such. You will get a kennel, a bowl of water and some kibble, and lots of discipline. I know I sound harsh but this is how I feel. Human rights are for humans. Peace!

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    May 8, 2013 10:17 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    These damn idiots should have the same thing done to them that they did to those poor dogs.

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    May 17, 2013 2:37 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Rhonda Wright

    Just to update…. three of these dogs were rescued by Pit Sisters in Jacksonville, FL. They all are going to be just fine! Lots of scars on their souls but it hasn’t deterred their want to give kisses and snuggle. If you want to keep up with them Pit Sisters is on facebook and updates statuses frequently. Go like their page and maybe contribute to them. They are a non profit and donations are tax exempt :)

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