Demand Justice for Pit Bull Used as Bait Dog

Caged Pit Bull

Target: Greg Taylor, Anderson County Sherriff

 Goal: Stop neglecting animal cruelty cases after abandoned dog used as “bait” was found and rescued.

An abused pit bull was recently found in a Texas county with a known history of animal abuse cases. Most notable was the story of a puppy named Remi who had to be euthanized due to injuries from being set on fire. Recently, Southwest Hills Veterinary Clinic found a pit bull, whom they later named Miracle, on the side of the road in Anderson County. Due to her injuries, it was obvious she had been used as a bait dog.

Bait dogs are typically small or weak dogs who are not aggressive and are tied up and muzzled while other dogs attack them in order to prepare for a fight. When they found Miracle, she was half the weight she was supposed to be and on top of other injuries, needed surgery for a wounded foot. The local humane society has said they don’t see many dogs come through with these signs, but that could be because most bait dogs don’t survive. More needs to be done to investigate Anderson County for dog fight rings and save sweet dogs like Miracle from abuse.

Luckily, Miracle’s story is a happy one. She has recovered, is very loving, and is ready to be adopted–but her abusers are still at large, and there are other cases plaguing the county. While suspects have been arrested after Remi the puppy was found, the case remains unsolved. Residents have reported livestock starving in their pens and yards overrun with cats.

Texas law protects animals by taking them from their owners and criminalizing those who neglect their animals, force them to fight, or otherwise harm them in anyway. Anderson County residents do not feel their sheriff’s department is doing enough. Attain justice for dogs like Miracle by demanding that Anderson County work harder to investigate cases of animal abuse, especially dog fight rings.


Dear Sheriff Taylor,

The recent cases of animal abuse in Anderson County are building a reputation for your jurisdiction as an unsafe place for animals. Pets and livestock are reportedly neglected and overcrowded while law enforcement does little to help.

Dogs, most recently Miracle, who was severely underweight and injured when she was found on the side of the road, are obviously being used as bait dogs for fighting rings in your county. While there have not been a plethora of cases, you must realize that most bait dogs don’t survive and that the few that have been found in Anderson County are clues to a dog fight operation.

Texas law protects these animals from their abusers. We urge you to find those responsible for these crimes and use the law to attain justice for animals like Miracle and Remi. Dog fighting is a severe abuse of animal rights, and it must be stopped. We ask that you increase your animal control efforts to let Anderson County and Texas know that you won’t put up with the abuse.


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  1. Felicia Scheuttig says:

    Stop the shit when did we as Americans get so fixed on abusing animals for our own pleasure it’s freaking out rages put yourself inside a room and we can use you as bait. Start making an example of the people behind all of this abuse . Hold the people that are watching this accountable because they are just as much to at fault . We call this country the land of the free well it’s the country filled with asshole.

  2. Texas AGAIN??? Really, can’t you people clean up your state from all the animal abuse. Let a group of we “animal lovers” come down and I guarantee that we can clean it up. We will treat them the way they treat the animals. What is good for the animals should be good for the people!! None of this “if proven guilty” crap. If they are present at these dog fights, THEY ARE GUILTY and they go to jail immediately. NO PLEA DEALS AND UNDERAGE CRAP. You are present, you are participating. Straight to jail you go. PERIOD!!!

  3. Texas again, what is wrong with you state. That you think it is okay to abuse animals and then label them as bad dogs. This is why pitbulls are labeled bad because of the way they are treated. They are guilty and it should be jail do not collect 100 dollars directly to jail. People who get off on abuse of animals are the lowlifes of the communtiy. This must be stopped. Texas can make all the claims it wants but the proof is in the pudding. We are always seeing animal abuse from Texas. This has got to stop period

  4. Shannon McQuade says:

    If we do not end these dispicables acts of violence in the USA and Canada, then we are no different then the terrorists we hear about every day. End this violence before we are accused of being terrorists….

  5. Unfortunately there is money in dog fighting. Ever think the Sheriffs Department may be part of it? Hate to say it but there are good and bad people working in the Sheriffs Departments across the country. It may be in this little town someone in the department is connected to the ring. Not unheard of!

  6. Catherine Jenereaux says:

    Karma is a bitch. People guilty of cruelty to animals whether domestic, farm or wildlife will certainly have to account for it as will those who practice crimes against humanity. In the meantime why are the Government Agencies so incapable of bringing these people to justice? In this day and age of technology you can’t tell me these people can hide.

  7. Dirty, rotten bastards who do these terrible things to innocent animals need to receive the same treatment! No mercy!

  8. I want them to die horribly painful deaths!!!

  9. Anita Culling says:

    Come on Set an example and punish whoever inflicts cruelty on animals. This cannot go unpunished. Dreadful evil people. I agree Karma will get ALL who are cruel to animals.

  10. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

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