“Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow-creatures is amusing in itself.
-James Anthony Froude -1886

For local response to suspected animal abuse, neglect or dogfighting, call the following Animal Control agencies:

  • Norfolk (757) 823-4479
  • Portsmouth (757) 393-8430
  • Chesapeake (757) 382-8080
  • Suffolk (757) 923-2350, ext 5
  • Virginia Beach (757) 385-4444

If you see a dogfight IN PROGRESS, call 911

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in animal fighting. Call (202) 452-1100 or go to The Humane Society Website.


Piper, CGC/TDI licensed

Chesapeake – Rescued with 45 other dogs from Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring in Surry, Va. Although punished federally, Michael Vick served no  time in Virginia for his crimes of Animal Cruelty. This is unacceptable.  Help in the fight for stricter penalties for Animal Cruelty in Virginia