CHANCE - Our rescued bait dog - well Puppy!
Write up from the Pound..... Initial Assessment..
Where do I start? With tears flowing for this baby boy, Chance is under a year possibly only 6/8 months. His an American Bull Dog pup who has had the most terrifying experience any dog could ever imagine! He has been ripped apart by other dogs, We know it is by more than one dog because of the different teeth marks that were left on his poor body. It looks like others were at his throat while others ripped open his body and behind. He was in such a mess and to repair him and stitch him back together cost over £200. As you can see this is not a case of an ordinary fight, you notice there is no way that Chance has retaliated. His wounds were very deep and his chest almost ripped out. His body was in total shock when he arrived at the vets, and at the time no one knew if he would pull through. He was obviously in a lot of pain and traumatized by the whole horrific experience, but despite all that he has the sweetest nature and a gentle temperament. Which is unbelievable given the facts.
What I feel about the "Human" that allowed this to happen I can not repeat here but give me just 5 minutes with that 'human' and he would certainly know.
“Bait” animals are used to test a dog’s fighting instinct, and these animals are often mauled or killed in the process.
Trainers obtain bait animals from several sources: wild or feral animals, animals obtained from a shelter, or in some cases, stolen pets.
Sometimes the animals are also obtained through “free to a good home” ads.
According to news reports compiled by the Humane Society of the United States, the snouts of bait dogs are wrapped with duct tape to prevent them from injuring dogs being trained for fighting.
Their teeth are filed and their nails are cut until nothing is left.
Other animals, such as cats and rabbits are also reported to be used as bait animals.
Experts have said small dogs, kittens and rabbits are more at risk of being stolen for bait than larger animals.
What is a Bait Dog....?
Baiting or dog baiting most commonly refers to the act of setting game dogs against a chained or confined animal for sport. The dogs bite, and tear to subdue the opposing animal by incapacitating or killing it. Baiting is a blood sport used for entertainment and gambling. It is illegal in most countries with varying levels of enforcement.