Justice for Pit Bulls Allegedly Injured in Dog Fighting Ring

Target: Richard Brown, District Attorney for Queens, New York

Goal: Demand the maximum penalty for woman who allegedly trained her four pit bulls to fight in a dog fighting ring.

NYPD detectives found four pit bulls trapped in stacked cages with no access to food or water. According to reports from a veterinarian, the dogs had injuries consistent with dog fighting. Take a stand against dog fighting and demand justice for these innocent dogs.

A veterinarian with the ASPCA examined the dogs and reported a long list of injuries. Scars, infected cuts, teeth fractures, broken claws, an ear flap injury, a gum tissue wound, and a red blood cell parasite were just the beginning. The dogs also appeared severely underweight, and their ribs were visible through their skin.

The ASPCA took custody of the dogs and is providing them with veterinary care. Cherise Mickens, the reported owner of the dogs, was charged with animal fighting and torturing animals. She could face up to four years in prison if convicted. Sign below and demand the maximum sentence in this case.


Dear District Attorney Brown,

Four pit bulls were discovered in a garage in Far Rockaway, their bodies covered in infected cuts and bite marks. NYPD detectives suspect that the dogs were part of a dog fighting ring. We demand justice for these innocent dogs.

Per police reports, detectives also discovered dog fighting paraphernalia in the garage. A “slat mill,” a treadmill often used to train dogs, and two “break sticks,” tools used to release a pit bull’s grip on another animal, were found not far from where the dogs were kept. The tools were reportedly covered in blood.

Dog fighting is torture. In addition to being a cruel and unusual practice, dog fighting is often a death sentence for the animals involved, due to the severity of sustained injuries. The owner of these pit bulls has been charged with animal cruelty — if she is found guilty, we demand that you stand firmly against dog fighting and assign the maximum penalty in her case.


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  1. Cheryl Capozzoli says:

    Four years is nothing. Four years for each dog should be a minimum. Worthless piece of scum

  2. 25 to life for animal cruelty now for this turd.

  3. May Michael Vick and all the other animal abusing scumbags on this planet ROT IN HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Should have been 10 or more years for each dog…!
    Baha’i Writings ~ “To the blessed animals, however, the utmost kindness should be exercised: the more the better it will be. Man is generally sinful and the animal is innocent”….” the universe of God is a wonderful theatre upon the stage of which every created thing plays its part.”
    Hadith No. 557 ~ ”O Allah’s Apostle! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals? He replied: Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate.”
    Proverbs 12.10 ~ A righteous man has regard for the life of his animals.
    Psalm 34:16 ~ The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. God created all the animals
    Psalm 50:10 ~God cares for the animals. “Jesus said: ‘are not the five sparrows sold for two copper coins and not one of them is forgotten before God.
    Psalm 104 ~ All animals belong to God.
    The Bible repeatedly affirms that all creation participates in the praise of God, and each living thing has a part in God’s great purposes.
    Mahatma Gandhi ~ “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
    Buddha ~ “It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.”
    Pythagoras ~ “For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”

  5. Anne Moeller says:

    Put these people into a ring with very poisones snakes and let them feel extreme pain and suffering! TO real caring people please help these innocent doge find loving and caring homes,

  6. kathy terrell says:

    just keep her in prison. We don’t need people like her in the world.

  7. Please send this vile woman Cherise Mickens to prison. Her motive of owning these innocent dogs is for personal gains only. She has no regard for the safety nor welfare of these poor dogs. She should face very harsh punishment.

  8. Another reason people should never tie up their dogs unattended on the sidewalk while they shop. Fiends like Mickens will steal their dogs and use them as bait dogs in fights.

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