Oogy the dog was only four months old when he was tied to a stake and used as bait to teach other dogs how to fight in the disgusting world of underground dog-fighting.  Viciously attacked by other dogs, the left side of Oogy's head, from behind his eye to his ear, was torn completely off - his jawbone and skull irreparably damaged.  He was then thrown into a cage where he would have bled to death if not for the sudden raid on the dogfighting ring by the police who took Oogy to a vet who nursed him back to life.

Oogy, described as a loving animal, was adopted by a loving family and now makes appearances to put a face to the horrors of dog fighting. 

"Oogy’s story reminds us to see with our hearts and that for every heinous act, there is good in this world—and that is something worth fighting for," says his owner, Larry Levin.

Inspired to Help End Dog Fighting?
• Become a member of the
Best Friends Breed Specific Legislation campaign.

• Report dog fighting or your suspicions to the Humane Society of the United States’ toll-free tip line at 877-847-4787.

• Keep your community safe with
10 things to do if you suspect dog fighting.

Posted by Cheri Moon, Best Friends Staff
Photograph from Jeff Levin via Main Line Animal Rescue.


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