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In August 201, the Washington Humane Society (WHS) was solicited by a federal agency to assist with the investigation of a multi-jurisdictional operation involving narcotics, firearms, and dog fighting. A year and a half later, two dogs rescued from a torturous life of fighting have new hope, both looking for loving homes.
At the time of investigation, WHS Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Officers took possession of three dogs from a DC resident involved in the case, under allegations of dog fighting. WHS housed the dogs in a secure facility until the US Attorney decided to no longer pursue the resident for dog fighting charges.
“Emmy and Lizzy came to us from a horrendous situation. We are proud of their rehabilitation, and are determined to find them loving homes,” Lisa LaFontaine, WHS President & CEO stated, adding, “We refuse to give up on these dogs.”
WHS is unequivocally opposed to dog fighting, and other similar spectacles, viewing such activities as one of the most egregious forms of organized animal cruelty.
If you suspect animal cruelty or neglect, please call 202-234-8626 immediately. Families interested in adopting Emmy or Lizzy can contact the WHS Georgia Avenue Adoption Center by calling 202-723-5730.
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