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Watch dogs speak out themselves against dog fighting.

 
 
   

 

 

 

Dogfighting is just another form of violence in Milwaukee communities. Dogs are torn apart and discarded, while people live in fear of dogs who are trained to kill. To fight this plague, BAD brings community leaders together to speak out against dogfighting, participate in humane education, and provide an alternative for youth who are at risk of getting involved in this dead-end crime.

BAD knows that the most effective way to address dogfighting is by a collaborative approach to this heinous crime. Therefore, it is critical for local or state task forces to address dogfighting. BAD’s community partners include members from all the major stakeholders in that community—law enforcement, prosecutors, animal control, animal welfare groups, veterinarians, public health officials, housing authorities, the neighborhood watch and others. The group identifies the nature of the problems in the area, the laws that could be applied to these problems, and the resources that are available.

BAD uses a collaborative approach to combat dogfighting, 
which is proven as the most effective way to address this heinous crime
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Community partners are respected leaders in the community that are well known for wanting to improve the lives of those in their neighborhoods, including social welfare organizers, business owners, and religious leaders. BAD reaches out to these leaders to communicate the dogfighting isn’t just about cruelty to animals - dogfighters brings the worst to communities, including violence drugs, and gang activity. These neighborhood role models help BAD effectively target youth susceptible to being lured into the dark lives of dogfighters and intervene before situations escalate.

 

BAD encourages dog owners to comply with local ordinance requirements and to participate in activities that promote proper socialization, play, and competitive sports to help them build strong, positive bonds with their dogs.

These community partners are trusted, credible messengers that come from the community to confront cruelty and truly battle against dogfighting and other violent crimes. Through this support system, BAD encourages dog owners to comply with local ordinance requirements and to participate in activities that promote proper socialization, play, and competitive sports to help them build strong, positive bonds with their dogs.

 

BAD community partners provide support in a variety of ways. Some support us financially, while others offer facilities, work to help us build awareness, or offer volunteer speakers from their organizations. The Milwaukee Police Department provides the support of its organization, officers, and staff (visit Legal Outreach  to learn more).  To promote the alliance and to increase our impact, BAD asks all partners to provide letters of partnership that we can share with others and include you on our website. 

BAD holds partnerships with a number of groups and organizations throughout Milwaukee. 
Our partners include:

 

Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC) — an affiliate of the City of Milwaukee’s Department of City Development. BAD works with NIDC to improve Milwaukee neighborhoods through their Targeted Investment Neighborhoods (TINs) program and Healthy Neighborhoods initiative
   
Safe & Sound – a nonprofit that works to reduce violent crime in communities and among youth by blending law enforcement, neighborhood organizing and youth development. They work to make Milwaukee neighborhoods safer places to work, live, and raise families.
   
Department of Neighborhood Services
 
YMCA’s Humane Education Leadership Program (YHELP) - YHELP students visit MADACC for a shelter tour each year to learn more about animal welfare. BAD works with YHELP students by explaining the harsh realities of dogfighting in Milwaukee and how students can help make a difference locally. YHELP teams with BAD to bring anti-dogfighting presentations to their peers and throughout their community.
 
Duke Roufus MMA Academy
   
Milwaukee Police Department - To read more about our partnership with MPD, visit our Legal Outreach page.

 

If your organization is interested in partnering with Battle Against Dogfighting, contact Program Organizer, Jill Brown at jbrown@madacc.com.