More than 350 starving, neglected and abused dogs were rescued from one of the biggest dog fighting ring raids in history. The horrifying abuse spanned across Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. You could tell that unspeakable things were done to these dogs just by looking at them.
One of the youngest dogs rescued, an 8 week-old, was treated so poorly he has become the poster puppy for abused animals with the ASPCA. Just looking at Timmy Cooper’s face in these photos will break you heart, but his story has a much happier ending than you could imagine.
The Humane Society of the United States and The ASPCA worked with the government to complete the huge raid.
Timmy was just one of the hundreds of dogs that were saved from a terrible fate. The life he endured was cruel.
He was then moved to the Humane Society of Calvert County in Maryland, which took care of him on behalf of the ASPCA.
It’s been a long journey for this pup and the other rescued dogs, but now they are getting the happiness they truly deserve.
Nine months after the dogs were rescued, 10 of 14 defendants have pleaded guilty. Most of the dogs are either adopted or are in the process of finding good homes.