Conquest's plight has provided MPR with the perfect opportunity to bring awareness once again to the unfortunate plight of dog dumping and the cruelty of dogfighting. Unfortunately, dog fighting is very common in Kansas City and in the suburbs. To deny this fact is negligent - All it takes is one trip to animal control on any given day to prove this sad reality. Dog fighting is in your own backyard...
Please help MPR by learning more about what you can do to prevent this serious form of animal cruelty and abuse: HSUS Taking Action To Stop Dogfighting
Please help! If you witness a dog being "dumped" in Swope Park or any area of KC or you suspect dogfighting in your own neighborhood, alert local law enforcement.
How to Spot Signs of Dogfighting in Your Community
* An unusual number of pit bulls being kept in one location, especially multiple intact dogs who are chained and seem unsocialized.
* Dogs with scars on their faces, front legs, and stifle area (hind end and thighs)
* Dogfighting training equipment such as treadmills used to build dogs' endurance, "break sticks" used to pry apart the jaws of dogs locked in battle, tires or "springpoles" (usually a large spring with rope attached to either end) hanging from tree limbs, or unusual foot traffic coming and going from a location at odd hours. HSUS