Dog Who Wouldn’t Fight Back In The Ring Gets Hug She’s Long Deserved

Betsy the pit bull was rescued in 2017. When she was found, she was in the worst condition after having been used as dog bait for illegal dog-fighting. She now lives happily in a loving home.

Betsy's sad beginnings

Dog-fighting is illegal. It is a felony in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In most states, the possession of dogs for the purpose of fighting is also a felony offense. Being a spectator at a dogfight is also illegal in all states. Laws and penalties vary widely by state. This activity basically involves dogs pitted to fight each other leaving both severely injured and more often than reported, dead, afterward. People who exploit these poor creatures place bets on them to make money.

One pit bull rescued from this illegal and inhumane activity is a pit bull named Betsy. When rescuers found her, they couldn’t believe how she could still be alive with her condition. Betsy had a massive gash on her head with almost no skin on top, one of her ears was missing, and she had bite marks all over her body.

Fun times with his human buddy on the trampoline

Because Betsy didn’t want to fight, she was made into a bait dog and torn to pieces by fighting dogs and was left to die after the attacks. Thankfully, Betsy was rescued in 2017.

The rescuers did all they can to provide Betsy with the best treatment and care. Day after day, she regained strength and proved to be the sweetest dog towards her rescuers. In a video posted in March, Betsy is seen happier than ever in her forever home. 

A happy ending

"Betsy started badly in life, but she got a second chance. We made her play and gave her a new life," the video said. Among all the fun stuff Betsy is seen experiencing with her new family, one moment stands out: Lying on a trampoline, getting a hug from a little boy under the sun. "Betsy is completely happy," the video added.

Viktor Larkhill, the man who posted Betsy's story on his YouTube channel wrote, "Her treatment and transformation is one of the most beautiful rescue stories, the kind of story that inspires people to become better."

Betsy is so brave and loving. Pass her story around to spread the awareness of illegal dog-fighting.