Justice for Dogs Abused in Dogfighting Rings

Target: Michael Yankowski, Lansing Chief of Police

Goal: Find and severely punish all individuals involved in recently discovered dogfighting rings.

As many as 46 dogs recovered in Michigan may have been used in dogfighting operations. The dogs were found over the past several months, with ten alone recovered from a single home in the Lansing area.

It is unknown if any of the dogs found were injured or required immediate veterinary treatment, yet reports allege that a number of the dogs were covered in scar tissue from previous fights. Authorities also seized “several items to help support” their investigation.

While these dogs are now receiving humane treatment and adequate medical care, no one has been arrested yet in connection with these alleged dogfighting operations. More must be done to ensure that those responsible are found and punished to the fullest extent of the law, which could include up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $100,000. Sign this petition to urge the Lansing Police to use all resources available to seek justice for these dogs.


Dear Chief Yankowski,

I was shocked to hear that ten dogs were recovered from a Lansing area home as part of a major dogfighting investigation in Eaton and Ingham Counties. With the discovery of these abused animals, there is now a total of 46 dogs in the area who may have been used as part of at least one dogfighting operation.

Dogfighting is a despicable and cruel “sport” which is rightfully illegal in all 50 states. Thanks to Michigan’s increased penalties for dogfighting, those responsible could face up to 20 years in jail and fines up to $100,000. I urge you to do all in your power to seek justice for these innocent dogs and see that anyone involved in their abuse receive the maximum penalties allowed.


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Photo Credit: Richard Masoner

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  1. Czerny A. says:

    The police know who the perps are; why haven’t they been arrested and charged? Michael Vick served prison time; why not these criminals?

  2. put these bastards in with pitbulls.

  3. RoseMarie Dorer says:

    No one in their right mind can believe this is okay.

  4. All perpetrators involved should receive maximum penalty. They are sadistic serial animal abusers.

    • I’m 100% with you mate.

      By the way, I understand you are from Canada, and guess what. Canada is my favorite country as I asked our dear GOD if there is anything like reincarnation, I wish to be born in north Saskatchewan or south east of Northwest Territories. My mother shall be a Native Indian veterinarian and my father a Forest Ranger.

      Well, now is just to wait and see 🙂

      • Hi Bengt – I’m glad you like Canada so much! It’s beautiful here, and nice if you don’t mind the cold too much.
        I was born in Calgary and now live on the west coast in the Vancouver area. Been to Saskatchewan many times, but never to NWT.
        I hope if reincarnation is true that you get your wish. Who knows, it may happen. Many people have claimed to be reincarnated.
        If reincarnation is true, I think I’d like to be born in a warmer country next time.

        • Hi B Denno I love Canada to but never been there Bengt I hope you get your wish of reincarnated and be born iin beautyfull Canada oh B Denno I love the Cold So much I wouldn’t mind at all living in Great Canada have a great weekend.

          • Hi Lupe – I’m so glad you love Canada too! I’m sure that since you love the cold, you would enjoy living here.
            And thanks. You have a great weekend too!

  5. Grace Bergholz says:

    These people need to pay for this and any more I don’t care how prison slow death all of this animal abuse has got to stop

  6. The evil scum pricks need locking up and left to rot. They are gutless worthless heartless vile pieces of shit.

  7. this subhuman apology for a sport IS illegal. Therefore the perpetrators are law breakers. So they will be charged and jailed, ok? Go on then- we will be watching-

  8. Barton Dixon says:

    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein
    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer

  9. 25 years to life in prison now for all dog fighters to send a strong message it will not be tolerated by these punks who do this now.

  10. Save money for tax-payers – piranhas will take care of such scum!

  11. Put their pictures on line, people deserve to know when they move into their neighborhoods!

  12. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

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