Philadelphia Three

RIP Bleu, Shorty and Goldi September 25, 2012 - We are heartbroken to report that our efforts to save Bleu, Shorty and Goldi were unsuccessful. Late Sunday night, the sanctuary where they were to live out their lives withdrew their agreement to take the dogs, citing a Board decision to work instead to reduce the number of dogs in their care. The City of Philadelphia chose not to give our team another opportunity to secure an alternate sanctuary. With the city shelter at capacity, and the 3 dogs occupying space that could be taken by others, the dogs were euthanized....

Billboards Operation Knock Out

Operation Knock Out HISTORY In 2009 after traversing through Camden City since 2003 and trying to encourage people to get their pit bulls spayed and neutered, Kathy McGuire had an idea to put someone on a billboard that would be a role model for people with pit bulls to do the responsible thing and get their dogs fixed. Our billboard “model” had to be someone that would grab people’s attention, be gritty and “real”. After someone suggested we ask Bernard Hopkins the rest is “history”. Click here to read article WHERE ARE THE BILLBOARDS AND ARE THEY WORKING? S. Phillly...

“OPERATION KNOCKOUT” PITBULL SPAY/NEUTER BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN

"PROJECT KNOCK OUT" billboard in Camden City Pit-bull owner Bernard Hopkins shows his softer side By JASON NARK - Philadelphia Daily NewsA well-honed fighter from the streets of North Philly came to Camden yesterday and stepped in the ring with two pit bulls. But all Karmann and Isis had for former world champion boxer Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins was a few licks and some wagging tails inside the Camden Boxing Academy in North Camden. Hopkins, who turned 46 on Saturday, and the pit bulls posed for pictures that will eventually become billboards aimed at encouraging spaying and neutering the breed,...

Dog Fighter Convicted

NO SECOND CHANCES NJ Aid for Animals was in court yesterday (9/8/09) to represent the three pitbulls that were victims in a dog fighting ring. The now convicted animal abuser, Khalil Spikes, pleaded guilty to a 3rd degree crime of "Fighting or baiting animals....keep a place to be used for purpose of fighting or baiting a living creature; permit or suffer a place owned by him; for amusement or gain; cause or permit fighitng or baiting a living animal, knowingly own, train, possess a living amimal for fighting". We were given the opportunity to either receive full restitution which we...