View Full Version : IMPORTANT; Dog fightings lastest victim, Please Help Gyspy

04-18-2005, 08:28 PM
WBTV News station out of Charlotte did a special this morning on the news, WARNING the second link has extremely GRAPHIC PICTURES.

Please read and help, we need better laws here.

Help Pay For Gypsy's Vet Bills
Thursday, April 14, 2005
An elderly woman found "Gypsy" Monday morning on Wilkinson Boulevard near Belmont. She thought the dog was dead, but when she looked closely Gypsy was alive.

Gypsy was immediately taken to Eastridge Animal Hospital in Gastonia. Doctors did not know if Gypsy was going to die. At first, the elderly woman thought Gypsy was hit by a car, but doctors say she was used in dog fighting, then left for dead.

Her ears have been cropped down to her head probably by her old "owners" in the typical "pit bull" mutilated fashion.

WBTV News spoke to Gaston County Animal Control Thursday night. They said it's difficult to charge someone with animal fighting, because you need a witness or videotape to document the staged event.

Most are charged with animal cruelty.

In Gypsy's case, no one has even come forward to claim her

If you would like to donate money toward "Gypsy's" recovery please visit;




Here is updated link with new pictures of Gypsy, VERY GRAPHIC, OMD words cannot describe how bad off she is.


I am posting the link to WBTV newsstation, this link should take you to the story ideas page, please take a moment to write them asking that they run a news story on dog fighting and the lack of laws to protect them.
For Gyspy ;


This is the news station that ran the story.

Suki Wingy
04-18-2005, 08:31 PM
Ah poor baby! I just goes on too often.:( :mad:

04-18-2005, 08:54 PM
:eek: :( :mad: :mad: poor girl!:( She looks awful,i hope she heals well!and her ears!well she doesnt have any!:mad:
I hope she gets adopted out!I sure would adopt her:(

04-18-2005, 09:04 PM
Poor baby.... why do humans do this to them?

04-18-2005, 10:18 PM
That is devestating and heart breaking :( :( :(

04-18-2005, 10:50 PM
OMG! i'm bawling just reading the story. the pics are so sad. poor poor girl. i wish i could adopt her.:( :( :(

04-19-2005, 01:09 AM
I just never cease to be amazed at peoples inhumanity. I haven't looked at the pictures yet, going to have to work up to that. :(

04-19-2005, 06:45 AM
May whomever was responsible for that rot eternally in hell. There's not a place hot enough for them. I pray Gypsy will make it through and find the love she truly deserves. This breaks my heart.

04-19-2005, 10:33 AM
There are no words. I don't have much, but I sent a donation. :(

Get better Gypsy. You are safe now and loved.

04-19-2005, 10:49 AM
Thats beyond heartbreaking!:( Sadly, it happens every day. I did a lot of research on pit bulls before we got Jada. There is so much money in dog fighting. They will bet as much as 65 thousand dollars on a fight. I was shocked when I read that. How can people be involved in that crap let alone bet that much money on it? I found an article that said Dmx (the rapper) is into pit bull fighting and he also promotes it.:mad: After I read that I told my son not to play his cd's around me anymore. I posted a site to Accord it's called Pit Bull sad reality. If any of you want to see what goes on with the pit bulls every single day take a look at it.
It's in the thread, news flash started by Accord.

PJ's Mom
04-19-2005, 11:36 AM
Oh my God. :(

That dog doesn't have ears. :(

What the hell is wrong with people? :(

04-19-2005, 11:39 AM
Pj's mom the people that use the pit bulls to fight crop their ears as short as they can. I guess they do that so the dogs cant grab ahold of each others ears. It's so sad and sick.:mad:

04-19-2005, 11:44 AM
Oh my God.:( I can't even imagine the pain she must be
going through.:(

If we as a society have to increase the penalty for dog fighting
to life in prison with no parole, I say do it. I personally would
not mind shooting the slime that allowed & encouraged this to

Another link to the Sad Reality articles is here;


04-19-2005, 12:15 PM
I burst into tears when I saw her, and I don't usually react like that...I will be sending her a donation and all of my well wishes. Poor baby!

04-19-2005, 05:29 PM
Please I urge everyone to take a minute and please use the like below and ask them to do a story about dog fighting and the suffering these poor souls go through. Thank you.

I am posting the link to WBTV newsstation, this link should take you to the story ideas page, please take a moment to write them asking that they run a news story on dog fighting and the lack of laws to protect them.
For Gyspy ;


04-20-2005, 08:23 AM
I just received an update email. Not sure if it's because I donated, or wrote to Gypsy or both.

Gypsy’s condition continues to improve daily and we are beginning to see more of her spirit and personality.

Every morning she is standing up in her crate waiting to go out and pee. She eagerly eats her breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gypsy has started wagging her tail when people speak to her and she gives kisses to the special volunteers who sit with her during the day to keep her company.

Since it keeps coming up, let’s address the issue of euthanasia. Many people think Gypsy has suffered enough and we should put her to sleep. At Tri-County Animal Rescue, we let the animals make this decision. If they are fighting to live, than we help them fight. If they have decided it’s time to go, than we help them on their journey. Gypsy very much wants to live.

Tri-County Animal Rescue

04-20-2005, 09:04 AM
The sad part is once they are used for fighting they can't be rehabilitated because as soon as they see another dog they go into fighting mode. After she is healthy I bet they will test this and I will prey she is not aggressive towards other dogs.

04-20-2005, 09:59 AM
My mom said I can donate money to her care on Friday. That poor little sweetie :(

04-20-2005, 10:09 AM
Also, I wrote to the news station about them having a article how illegal and bad dog fightings are all over the United States.

04-20-2005, 05:53 PM
Please everyone write letters for Gyspy!!!


Pit-bull horribly mutilated - (Gaston County, NC - US)
Crime Date: 04/11/2005
Case Status: Open
Case Photos: Available - Click Here

*Suspect(s) Unknown - Need your help!

Case Report

A horribly mutilated pit-bull, named Gypsy, was found on Monday morning, April 11, 2005 in Gaston County, North Carolina. She had been dumped on a main highway (Wilkinson Blvd) that connects Gaston County with Charlotte/Mecklenburg County. Her wounds appear to be the result of dogfighting.

Her injuries were so severe, her right-front leg had to be amputated due to the extent of mutilation and infection. According to reports, the flesh on her face was literally rotting off, and when she first arrived at Tri-County Animal Rescue, her mouth was "nothing but pus". Tri-County Animal Rescue stated that the dog was "a bloody mess" when she was found on the roadside.

No one has been charged and no arrests have been made. A reward was offered on April 19 by a doctor in Kentucky for information leading to an arrest, however so far, the authorities do not appear to be actively pursuing this case. A report was filed with Cramerton Police Department, but no further action has been taken.

Veterinary specialists in reconstructive surgery are being contacted in the hopes of rebuilding Gypsy's face.

If you have information about this case, call Animal Control at 704-922-8677. If you would like to make a donation for Gypsy's vet care, or to donate to the reward fund being established for the arrest of the person(s) responsible, please visit Tri-County Animal Rescue or send a check or money order to:

Tri-County Animal Rescue
PO Box 483
Alexis, NC 28006

Please send a polite letter to the following contacts, asking them to vigorously pursue this case. Dog-fighting is a serious crime, and almost always involves other dangerous activities including drugs and illegal weapons. For the sake of public safety, this case MUST be investigated with diligence.

Animal Control:
704-922-1205 fax

Gaston County Sheriff's Office:
425 North Marietta Street, Gastonia
Telephone 704-869-6880
Weapons Permits 704-869-6830
On Call 24 Hours per Day

District Attorney:
Hon. Michael K. Lands
District: 27A County
Phone: (704) 852-3113
Alt Phone: (704) 852-3113

Address (Courier Box: )
325 N Marietta St
Gastonia NC 28052

Note: Due to heavy traffic, the Tri-County Animal Rescue site may be inaccessible. You may use this case file to keep yourself updated about this case, or you can contact Joann Hager of Tri-County Rescue at [email protected]

If you have any information on this case, contact:
Animal Control
Phone: 704-922-8677

04-24-2005, 04:24 PM
No one has been charged and no arrests have been made. A report was filed with Cramerton Police Department, but no further action has been taken. Other recent reports of dog-fighting have gone un-investigated in Gaston County. Pet-Abuse.Com feels that this demonstrates a frightening trend around a very serious crime.

Please take a moment to send a polite letter to Mr. Lands, asking that he vigorously investigate and prosecute dog-fighting crimes in Gaston County. You can write a letter and mail it to the address listed below, or fax it to (704) 852-3292 - or use our webfax form below to send a fax right from this web page site;


Hon. Michael K. Lands
District Attorney
325 N Marietta St
Gastonia NC 28052

04-24-2005, 05:14 PM
:( :( :mad: :mad: How awful!!! What a sweet little girl! I hope they put those scumbags that used her in the dogfights in jail!! :mad:

04-24-2005, 06:52 PM
What a horrible sight. That poor dear doesn't deserve such pain, and abuse. :mad: :( I'm happy to know she's feeling better, and pray she doesn't have any more setbacks to her healing. :( Evil world when amusements equal bloodshed and death. :mad: P.S shouldn't this be in Doghouse though?:confused:

04-24-2005, 07:15 PM
Letter of support & Donation sent...

I am at a loss for words...I just hope that Dear Gypsy Gets better soon...

I cannot comment...I would get kicked off of Pet Talk

04-24-2005, 08:01 PM
I'm donating some money on the 29th which is my next pay day. I wish I could take her myself.

Luvin Labs
04-24-2005, 08:05 PM
:( :( :( :( :( :( :(

and people wonder why I'd help out animals before people.

:o :o :o :o

04-25-2005, 08:38 AM
I am still going to donate money to her poor girl :(

04-27-2005, 05:52 PM
Keep those letters pouring in, Gaston Co is going to start an investigation, Thanks to all that have sent letters, money and such for Gyspy's cause.


On April 26, Pet-Abuse.Com was contacted by Stephanie Hamlin, Assistant District Attorney for Gaston County in response to the hundreds of letters from the public they have received regarding the atrocities committed against Gypsy. In her letter, she stated that the members of the Gaston County District Attorney's office are very interested in prosecuting the Gypsy case. Tri-County Animal Rescue and Pet-Abuse.Com are currently working with the DA's office to assist them with recent leads, and we ask that anyone with additional leads or suspects please call Animal Control at 704-922-8677 or the DA's office 704.852-3113 . Letters to the prosecutor have poured in from all over the country, and some as far away as Canada, Japan and New Zealand.

04-27-2005, 05:58 PM
It never ceases to amaze me, what people will do for money!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: OMGosh! The poor girl, the scond link you posted looks very disheartning, how can soembody look at that and not feel guility and sorrwoful! And matter-of-factly ENJOY WATCHING IT!!! Ugh! I pray for you Gypsy! :(

04-27-2005, 11:33 PM
:eek: her pictures are worth way more than a thousand words--she'll be in my prayers for a long time to come. You just can't forget something like this. Makes me want to hug my furbabies!!!! As soon as I can, I'll send a donation too.
Dog fighting:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: disgusting!

04-28-2005, 04:29 AM
Well at least they are going to pursue an investigation...
At least they are paying attention...

Hugs to you Dear Gypsy Girl