Sign: Stop Bronx Dogfighting Operation That Is Using Cats As Live Bait

Published: May 01, 2024 at 10:59 PM Author: PENNY EIMS

Bronx, NY – A horrifying situation is taking place in public housing in the Bronx, and the local authorities are apparently turning a blind eye to it. According to local sources, an illegal dogfighting ring, involving using live cats as “bait” to train fighting dogs to kill, has been operating in the Gun Hill and Parkland housing projects for “years and years.”

The Little Wanderers NYC non-profit cat rescue organization has been trying to draw attention to the terrible situation, but their efforts have been frustratingly fruitless. The group expressed their growing frustration with the criminal activity in a public social media post in mid-April, writing:

We have discovered a cesspool of serious issues that demand urgent attention. This has been going on for years at this location. NYCHA residents have reported the attacks to the local 47th Street Precinct and there has been NO INVESTIGATION.

Warning: Gruesome video footage reveals the horror of what is happening. In video posted to Facebook, a tan pit bull can be seen viciously attacking a helpless black and white cat who fights valiantly to survive. A man can be heard encouraging the dog…repeatedly telling her to “shake it up,” and “good girl, shake it Chyna, shake it,” as the cat pitifully cries in agony.

This abhorrent cruelty has been going on for years, and nobody is stopping these criminals from continuing to capture cats and use them as bait for their dogs. In a Facebook post, Little Wanderers NYC writes:

There are videos all their own social media(!!) training their animals to attack and kill friendly cats and laughing about it. Many types of dogs are beaten and abused and trained to attack people and other animals. Bronx NYCHA residents are scared to come forward. How is this possible?

In another video, a man can be seen grabbing a kitten in the hallway of an apartment building and shoving the fragile baby into a bag before walking away.

Innocent cats are being caught and fed alive to dogs who are being trained to engage in horrific dog fights. The entire situation is stomach churning, yet nobody of authority seems to care.

If you are appalled by this barbaric, criminal activity, please add your name to the petition today! Together we will put pressure on the local authorities and demand that they bring this violence to an end!

Target: Commanding Officer 47th Precinct and New York City Housing Authority

Call: 718-920-1211 47th Precinct
Commanding Officer 47th Precinct
Call: 718-276-3319 Detective Ashby
47th Precinct Email Animal Cruelty Unit

We the undersigned demand that the 47th Precinct do their job and conduct a full investigation. These people are ruthless, and they must be stopped. This petition acts as our collective endorsement for these individuals to face true consequences for their actions.  Dogfighting is a despicable activity that has no place in our society and these people must be held accountable for the harm and suffering they inflict on innocent dogs who are forced to partake in their “business,” and the innocent cats who are being sacrificed to support their abhorrent blood sport. 

Individuals are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.


New York Post



Update 6/9/2024: Animal Victory sent petition to the DA and Bronx Criminal Court. 

Update 5/23/2024: Defendant Terrence Wallace, Case #CR-011202-24BX, has his next appearance scheduled on June 18, 2024, 9:30 a.m. in Bronx criminal court. Judge is TBD. He has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.

Update 5/9/2024: The man encouraging his pit bull to viciously rip apart a cat has been identified, and of little surprise, he not only has a lengthy criminal history, but he is facing recent charges for animal torture. On April 17, NYPD Animal Cruelty Squad arrested 29-year-old Terrance Wallace for abusing the dog seen in the cat-killing video. According to the New York Post, Wallace beat his dog with a leash and nearly choked her to death. He is facing a charge of animal torture and has 20 prior arrests/charges on his rap sheet, including charges for drugs and robbery. Wallace has NOT been charged in the cat-killing incident, but the April 17 incident shows his disregard for life and sadistic penchant for cruelty. Animal Victory is continuing to fight for charges in the cat-killing situation and we are working hard to shut down the dog fighting operation!



Stop Bronx Dogfighting Operation That Is Using Cats As Live Bait

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18,108 Caroline B. 0 Jun 22, 2024
18,107 Caroline B. 0 Jun 22, 2024
18,106 sean g. 0 Jun 21, 2024
18,105Anonymous WTF is wrong with people?!!! Lock these POS up and throw away the key. They deserve to have the same thing done to them. SCUM! 0 Jun 21, 2024
18,104Anonymous This is stupidity 0 Jun 20, 2024
18,103 Linda B. 0 Jun 20, 2024
18,102 Rosalba D. 0 Jun 20, 2024
18,101 James H. When are we going to start putting the animal abusers through EXACTLY what they put the animal through, then euthanize the abuser? 0 Jun 20, 2024
18,100 Danna K. When are we going to start putting the animal abusers through EXACTLY what they put the animal through, then euthanize the abuser? 0 Jun 20, 2024
18,099 Tina K. When are we going to start putting the animal abusers through EXACTLY what they put the animal through, then euthanize the abuser? 0 Jun 20, 2024
18,098 Michelle K. 0 Jun 20, 2024
18,097Anonymous This is down right cruel and wicked. They must be punished to the max. These are sick people 0 Jun 19, 2024
18,096 Susan J J. 0 Jun 19, 2024
18,095 Rose A. This cruel heartless man needs to be accountable for the torture and killing of these innocent animals… Harsher punishment for these depraved animal abuser’s /killers 0 Jun 19, 2024
18,094 Anne C. Barbaric 0 Jun 19, 2024
18,093 Michael M. 0 Jun 19, 2024
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18,091 Sirpa N. 0 Jun 18, 2024
18,090 Deanna G. 0 Jun 17, 2024
18,089 Margie M. People involved in dog fighting have no respect or compassion for any lives. This "training" to kill any animal is despicable and cruel, it makes me ill knowing these people make money and have fun at these poor animals expense. 0 Jun 17, 2024
18,088 Alberto R. 0 Jun 17, 2024
18,087 Cathy S. 0 Jun 17, 2024
18,086Anonymous Can't believe it's 2024 and we still have to deal with dog fighting BUT when an A-hole allows millions of immigrants into the country I guess we can expect to have to restart many things people have been fighting against in this country. 0 Jun 16, 2024
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18,072 Melanie W. Stop animal cruelty, its a felony 0 Jun 15, 2024
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18,066 Anne C. This is perverted and sick. Obvious actions of degenerate type people and needs to be stopped. 0 Jun 14, 2024
18,065 Jan B. With this evidence, now is the time to send this monster to prison for these horrendous acts of violence! Please convict and send them to prison for the maximum time allowed by law! Thank you!! 0 Jun 14, 2024
18,064 Sheila W. Stop this animal cruelty. 0 Jun 14, 2024
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18,059 Jacqui R. Omg why don’t they use the people fighting thesesdogs as bait for the dogs I would throw them in the pen . It is so disturbing and I have a rescue dog that was a bait dog it infuriates me . Put these in humans away and throw away the keys. 0 Jun 13, 2024