SAFE! Chatham dogs saved from execution


Rescued dogs get a second chance at life r33

Dear PAOV, 

Last year, Animal Justice lawyers went to court in Chatham, Ontario to fight for the lives of 21 pit bull dogs who were rescued from a dogfighting ring. Even though these dogs were victims of horrific abuse, the Ontario SPCA was trying to execute them, claiming they were dangerous.

The court refused to let Animal Justice intervene on behalf of the dogs, and we were heartbroken. But now, there's some good news: The dogs are safe!

Animal Justice was fighting for a second behavioural assessment of the dogs, and that's... what finally happened. In the end, authorities and the court agreed to send all but one of the dogs to a facility in Florida, where they will get expert rehabilitation and can hopefully go on to live happy, fulfilling lives.

We're so thankful this long nightmare is over for the innocent dogs, and grateful for our friends at Dog Tales sanctuary who are footing the bill for their care and travel. 

But most importantly, we're thankful for your support during this fight. You helped make a world of difference for these abused dogs! Your phone calls, emails, and social media shares helped achieve this stunning result for the dogs. 

Please join us in celebrating this incredible outcome!

Thank you for everything you do for our animal friends.


Camille Labchuk
Executive Director MAKE A GIFT Animal Justice leads the legal fight for animal protection in Canada. Our lawyers work to pass strong new animal protection laws, push to prosecute animal abusers, and fight on behalf of animals in court.

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