Several of you have sent in links pertaining to the recent multi-state seizure of 367 dogs in connection with a dogfighting bust. And almost everyone who did also asked the question: What will happen to the dogs?
Since the ASPCA and HSUS are involved, I will speculate based on past performance: Already overburdened rescue groups will be tasked with saving many of these dogs, forcing them to stretch their meager resources even further and to create space where none currently exists. Local dogs in need of rescue will be displaced. ASPCA and/or HSUS will probably leave some of the dogs at pet killing facilities under cover of night and will never reveal what happened to the dogs. But none of this will occur until after ASPCA and HSUS feel they have sufficient video and photos of the dogs featuring people dressed in logo’d attire, for future exploitation purposes aimed at suckering compassionate animal lovers into padding their enormous bank accounts.
In short, the only ones likely to come out of this situation in the WIN column are those who get their paychecks from ASPCA and HSUS. For everyone else involved, both human and canine, it’s a crapshoot, at best.