Together we can defend the defenceless


Imagine your dog or a dog you know being forced to fight, day after day. Horrendous, isn’t it? Sadly, this suffering is a reality for many.

Here to protect man’s best friend from being harmed or killed in the name of ‘sport’, we believe that every animal deserves to live a life free from harm. Dogs can’t defend themselves from being forced to fight. But together we can protect them.

Every dog deserves our protection   

Bred for the sole purpose of being mistreated; extensively trained until exhausted; kept in isolation to deny them the freedom to socialise; and stitched back together with glue or a staple gun; dog fighting is one of the most extreme forms of animal abuse. During the 12 months period from June 2020 to July 2021, we recorded an average of at least one dog fighting related report every week.

    The truth on bait animals

    Animal Charity

    It will not surprise you to know that attacking and killing other dogs does not come naturally to man’s best friend. Dog fighters use smaller, passive and less dominant animals to teach their ‘pets’ how to fight. These ‘bait’ animals are often stolen pets.


    The truth on animal traumatisation

    Animal Charity

    The dogs we often discover are traumatised - making it even more urgent for us to identify dog fighters quickly. The longer a dog is forced to fight, the harder it is to build their confidence and social skills. It saddens us to say that some dogs are unable to make a full recovery.


    How your monthly donation will help

    Your donation could help us to:

    1. educate the public about the reality of dog fighting
    2. fund our confidential Animal Crimewatch service, so members of the public can report cruelty to animals
    3. work closely with law enforcement agencies to encourage them to treat it as a ‘gateway’ crime to broader criminality
    4. purchase surveillance equipment
    5. investigate those who persecute animals in the name of sport, bringing them to justice


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