- If you live in Baltimore City and you witness a dog fight in progress, call 911 immediately.
- If you live in Baltimore City and you’d like to submit a tip with information about suspected dog-fighting activity, call 311.
- If you live anywhere else in Maryland, contact local law enforcement or animal control agency if you want to report dog-fighting activity.
- Remember: You can always remain anonymous when you report dog fighting.
- Any resident of Maryland whose tips lead to the arrest of dog fighters are eligible for a $5,000 reward from the Humane Society of the United States.
For more information about efforts to end dog fighting, check out the links below:
Knock Out Dog Fighting is a new program started by For Pits’ Sake that’s working to get the word out about the cruelty of dog fighting in the United States. With the help of well-known professional boxers and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athletes, Knock Out Dog Fighting and For Pits’ Sake are trying to discourage people from getting involved with fighting dogs.
According to statistics, there are estimated to be about 40,000 “professional” dog fighters in this country who make money putting on dog fights and buying and selling fighting dogs; in addition, there are up to 100,000 less-organized “street fighters,” often young kids, who informally fight dogs on street corners, public parks, wherever, just because they can.
Knock Out Dog Fighting recently released this really great PSA about dog fighting featuring MMA lightweight title holder Josh “The Punk” Thomson.