In honor of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day (NDFAD) on Wednesday, April 8, the ASPCA is asking animal advocates across the country to help them Get Tough on dog fighting. This brutal form of animal cruelty occurs in every part of the country and in every type of community, and it must be stopped. They’re working to eradicate dog fighting by assisting in raids and rescues alongside law enforcement agencies and by advocating for stronger laws and sentencing for those who commit this terrible crime. But they can’t do it alone—they need the support of animal advocates like you. Read on for three simple ways to help.


  • Download a #GetTough on dog fighting toolkit kit which includes a printable sign, Facebook & Twitter cover image, and digital shareables:
  • Take a photo with the #GetTough on dog fighting sign and post on social media using the #GetTough hashtag. Including your own pup in the photo is encouraged!
  • Ask the Department of Justice to #GetTough on dog fighters by creating harsher sentencing guidelines: