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    Detroit, Michigan

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    Detroit Bully Corps Invites Community to Anti-Dog Fighting Rallies

    (Detroit, Michigan) – Michigan’s laws prohibiting dog fighting are considered by many to be the toughest in the country, yet the dog fighting epidemic continues in the city of Detroit and surrounding areas. To provide a resource and education to the communities most affected by this illegal and brutal activity, Detroit Bully Corps will host a series of anti-dog fighting rallies throughout the month of July.

    “It is time we as a community take a stance against the atrocity known as dog fighting,” says Bill Bellottie, Detroit Bully Corps Co-Founder and Director of Operations. “Detroit dog fighters must be confronted and these events are a call for change. The dog-fighting epidemic is tearing into our communities and destroying the reputation of the Bully Breeds we know and love.”

    Detroit Bully Corps is a no-kill dog rescue organization that rehabilitates canines from any and every background with the American Pit Bull Terrier comprising 90% of the canine population in their Ann Arbor facility. Some of the dogs in their care have been victims of dog fighting and thanks to DBC’s comprehensive rehabilitation program, many of these dogs are now available for adoption.

    Co-Founder of Detroit Bully Corps Missi Bellottie says: “With these rallies we want to provide solutions and create solidarity among the good people of the community and entire rescue world.”

    Rallies are scheduled in these Detroit locations:
    •Thursday, July 4, 2:00 p.m. until midnight at Comet Bar, 126 Henry (BBQ; bring a dish to pass)
    •Saturday, July 13, noon until 5:00 p.m. at Brightmoor Community Center, 14451 Burt Rd.
    •Saturday, July 20, noon until 5:00 p.m. at People’s Community Services, 420 S. Leigh (YOUTH RALLY)
    •Saturday, July 27, noon until 5:00 p.m. at Balduck Memorial Park, 18101 Chandler Park Dr.

    There is no entrance fee, but participants are encouraged to donate dog food, food bowls, water buckets, leashes, collars, shampoo, and flea/tick preventative to be used for a community outreach program. The rallies are open to all ages and to well-mannered canines. Food and refreshments will be provided.


    Detroit Bully Corps is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Ann Arbor dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating Bully Breeds, especially the American Pit Bull Terrier. For more information, please visit:

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