Help Former Fighting Dogs Find Their Forever Homes by Rescuing Them from Euthanization

Target: Congressman Paul Ryan, United States Speaker of the House

Goal: Rescue former fighting dogs from overcrowded shelters and death by euthanization.

After years of brutality, many former fighting dogs die before finding their forever homes. However, Senators Kamala Harris and Susan Collins have recently introduced a bill to do away with the lengthy red tape involved in rescuing abused fighting dogs. This bill, if passed, would not only ensure that the dogs find loving homes as soon as possible, but hold their abusers financially responsible for the costs involved and see that the courts put the animals’ well-being above all else when considering court delays.

Hundreds of dogs are exploited in illegal dog fights every year, and the time it takes to rescue, shelter, and care for them can take up to a whole year. Some dogs are even euthanized if they are forced to sit in shelters for too long, or if the officials find them too badly injured and do not make any attempts to treat them. Even the dogs who live or are placed in no-kill shelters can be forced to sit and wait much too long for a forever home, while the costs of their care fall entirely on the shelters themselves.

These dogs deserve better. The fight to completely stop dog fighting will be a long and arduous one. However, while it goes on, we can at least put forth our best effort for the dogs who are saved from this barbaric practice. Sign this petition to help pass the HEART (Help Extract Animals from Red Tape) Act now.


Dear Congressman Ryan,

Two United States Senators have introduced the HEART (Help Extract Animals from Red Tape) Act, a bill that would eliminate the complications and long waiting time for rescued fighting dogs to be taken care of and placed in loving homes. The bill would also hold the abusers financially responsible for the animals’ care, and ensure that the courts take their well-being into consideration when timing trials.

Hundreds of dogs every year lie in wait to be saved from a brutal fate in the ring, and some are euthanized before they can find forever homes, be it due to the shelter’s deadlines or officials putting them down due to injuries before they have had a chance to try to heal. These dogs deserve better and they need help. Please allow this bill to pass and become a law.


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  1. Finding homes for those poor mistreated dogs is a merciful and worthy cause, but I would like to add one thing , those animals have known nothing but vicious brutality and being goaded into killing other animals. Rehab might work in some cases, but as an animal lover with other pets, I would have continual concern about the safety of my other animals with such a dog in the home , especially cats.

  2. Eva Cantu says:


  3. Agree all comments kill the cruel bastards that abuse animals. Why should animals have to die cause of owners the world needs to get execute people who abuse animals.

  4. Bev Woodburn says:

    Please help these precious dogs and find forever loviong Homes.

  5. Dear Congressman Ryan,
    All those innocent animals should be given a second chance –
    there shouldn’t be a ‘deadline’ for them, in accordance with
    the bill that Senators Kamala Harris and Susan Collins are passing so as to find them a forever and loving home.
    Thank you kindly!

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