Vice President of Multiple Breed Rescue, April Boesken received a call about two dogs wandering a neighbors field in Sheffield Village, across from the Carousel Swim Club. When she and her husband arrived, what they found was shocking. Of the two dogs, the female pit bull had severe bite wounds all over her face and ears. Quickly, they rushed her and the American Bull dog she was with to the rescue headquarters in Elyria.
MBR president, Amy Hunt, contacted her vet to have him check the dogs over. Dr. Fox, of Fox Veterinary Hospital Inc. in Elyria, confirmed they were bite wounds conducive with those of a bait dog. They were also fresh, no more than 3-4 days old. Dr. Fox surmised that she was used is a bait dog in preparation for a fight this weekend. While thin and scared, the American Bull dog appears to be unharmed, possibly dumped for lack of fighting.
MBR is urging all locals to be on the watch for anything suspicious and urges everyone to report any suspected dog fighting activity to the authorities. The Humane Society of the United States offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in dogfighting. If you have information about illegal animal fighting in your area, you can call HSUS’ animal fighting tip line at 877-TIP-HSUS.