The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) had started an initiative called the End Dogfighting Campaign. It began in Chicago, went to Atlanta and now it is going to be hitting Philadelphia by then end of 2010.
The HSUS said that they chose Philadelphia as their next stop because there were many benefactors who donated to the cause and asked for it to raise awareness in the city.
One of these benefactors is the Philadelphia Eagles, who recently acquired former dog fighter Michal Vick.
The campaign involves community outreach in the following areas:
The Pit Bull Training Team shows pit bulls as friends and not fighters.
Community Outreach provides vaccination clinics and other things to help dogs in the community.
The Law Enforcement Partnership has HSUS teaching those in law enforcement training on catching dog fighters.
For the Humane Education program, the HSUS developed a special eight-week curriculum for middle school children to teach them about the horrors of dogfighting.
Check out the PSA above made by the Animal Rescue Association to show how sad dog fighting is.
A 45-year-old nurse from Lima, Peru, named Maria Torero makes her money during the day caring for sick humans. But with the help of donations and her own money, she spends her nights taking care of terminally ill cats.
And not one or two sick kitties, but 175 of them! At least that was the number at last count.