One-Woman Army Rallies Against Dogfighting

Janet Frisco walks her dogs near a dogfighting poster in Summerville, SC. (Photo: AP)

Janet Frisco walks her dogs near a dogfighting poster in Summerville, SC. (Photo: AP)

Janet Frisco may just be one person, but she's taking on a major issue in her community with the determination of an army. Calling herself the "pit bull grandma," she has set out to eliminate dogfighting in her area.

Frisco lives in Charleston, South Carolina, an area where she feels dogfighting is prevalent, but goes mostly undetected and not prosecuted. She puts up Humane Society of the United States posters that offer a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in dogfighting.

She has seen many telltale signs of dogfighting, including finding a dead dog with its mouth taped shut. She has found other dead dogs in the area, many that appear to be disposed of.

There hasn't been a major dogfighting arrest in Frisco's area since 2004, when nearly 50 dogs were seized in a major bust in the Charleston area. Frisco is working with law enforcement officials to re-ignite the community's concern for the issue and to help provide the concrete proof that the police need in order to make an arrest.

As a pit bull owner, Frisco is determined to increase the community's awareness and help bring justice for the dogs that suffer at the hands of dogfighters. She is an extraordinary woman doing extraordinary things for the silent victims of this horrific underground practice.

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