Life as a bait dog is the worst life imaginable. You are only alive so that you can be used to train other dogs to fight. You may be chained up while the dogs attack you. You are not allowed to fight back. Your job is just to sit there and be bait. There is no love or even the most basic care for bait dogs.
They are often neglected and starving with no way to get food or water for themselves. This past August, 14 dogs from a suspected dogfighting facility in Able Springs, Texas were found and seized.
The dogs were all very happy to see people coming to save them!
There was one dog that had a collar tightly attached to her neck. She was tied to an old car axle. Madeline Yeaman remembers that the dog had no shelter and could barely move.
The chain around her neck was so heavy that she had a hard time lifting her head up. When she was examined by vets, they found she was very low on blood.