Katherine Heigl Rescues Pit Bull Used in Dog Fights as Bait
Katherine Heigl, famous for her role in Grey’s Anatomy, Knocked Up, Roswell, and The Ugly Truth (among many other things), just adopted a puppy.
What kind of puppy?
A pit bull. But not just any pit bull.
A pit bull puppy as a BAIT in dog fighting.
Yes, you read correctly: A BAIT.
What exactly is a “bait” in dog fighting world?
“Bait” animals are used to test a dog’s fighting instinct, and these animals are often mauled or killed in the process.
Trainers obtain bait animals from several sources: wild or feral animals, animals obtained from a shelter, or in some cases, stolen pets.
Sometimes the animals are also obtained through “free to a good home” ads.
According to news reports compiled by the Humane Society of the United States, the snouts of bait dogs are wrapped with duct tape to prevent them from injuring dogs being trained for fighting.
Their teeth are filed and their nails are cut until nothing is left.
Other animals, such as cats and rabbits are also reported to be used as bait animals.
Experts have said small dogs, kittens and rabbits are more at risk of being stolen for bait than larger animals.
Yes, like you, we are lost for words.
We’re glad Katherine isn’t:
Yes, Katherine loves her dogs:
We, at PawshPal, bow to people like Katherine Heigl and Mark Buehrle for standing up for our four legged friends.
Thank you Katerine.
PS: Hollywood celebrities can learn from Katherine..
*cough cough*… *Whoopi Goldberg*… *cough cough*
Excuse me, must be “whoopi”-ing cough.