Thirteen rescued pit bull dogs now have refuge at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter in Port Washington after Nassau County Police broke up a dog-fighting ring in New Cassel on Friday.
“People have the wrong idea of some of the fighting dogs,” said Susan Hassett, director of the shelter. “They’re trained to fight dogs, but they’re perfectly fine with people. Dogs trust us.”
Right now the dogs are currently considered evidence by the Nassau County District Attorney, while the case is under investigation. At the shelter, they are getting plenty of TLC, Hassett added. And when the dogs are released, “we will evaluate each one of them and do the best we can to have them adopted,” she said. “There are quite a few dogs here that are under six months, so their prospects are great."
Which leads to the question: would you adopt one of these dogs, knowing what they've been through?
Tell us in the comments.