You Won’t Believe What Happened to This Dog on His Way to the Shelter

He was supposed to be used as bait for dogfighting.

A dog that is used as bait in a dogfight is usually still alive, but has been savagely maimed and/or beaten to the point where he or she no longer puts up a fight. Originally, the dog was likely used by his owner/abuser to train other dogs to be aggressive; however, once he was no longer of use at that stage of training, it became profitable for the person to sell him as bait. This can be seen in the case of Dozer’s foster home from Wisconsin:

Despite having lost an eye and being covered with wounds and scars on most parts of his body (including several missing teeth), Dozer was taken out of this abusive situation by a kind-hearted couple who were sure they could find him a loving home where he would receive all the care he deserved. After being transferred temporarily to an animal shelter in Wisconsin, Dozer made his way down south and eventually arrived at Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society.

Thanks to the staff at The Anti-Cruelty Society, this pup is safe.

The heroic staff at the Anti-Cruelty Society, a non-profit organization, found Bojangles and immediately took him in. The organization’s mission is to provide homeless animals with the best possible care until a permanent home can be found for them. While it may seem like a long shot that Bojangles will ever find a home, there’s something about his story that leads us to believe that he’ll find one soon.

He’s also getting a second chance at life.

Ollie’s new family has been a source of strength and support not just for Ollie, but also for each other. After realizing that Ollie’s story could inspire other rescues to go the extra mile and find loving homes for animals in need, the family started their own Facebook page to help connect people with their local shelters and rescue groups. If a dog isn’t right for your living situation, perhaps you can help network to find them a great home!

As they continue to explore the world together, we look forward to seeing more of Ollie’s smiling face.

The Anti-Cruelty Society rescues dogs every day and the staff is incredibly happy that Ollie found them.

Do you have a dog or cat who’s having behavioral issues? The Anti-Cruelty Society offers free behavior assistance for dogs and cats, including help with barking, destructive behavior, and soiling in the house. In addition to assistance with these common problems, we also provide phone consultation for basic care concerns including crate training, house training, resource guarding (food/toys), and introducing pets to each other.

Did you know that the Anti-Cruelty Society offers reward-based dog obedience classes? Our group training classes are based on positive reinforcement techniques designed to build a strong bond between you and your dog while teaching basic manners. Our primary goal is not only to teach your dog good manners but also to help you understand how dogs learn so that you can communicate effectively with your canine companion.

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