Don Cherry called a hero for supporting efforts to save dogs

An animal rights group trying to save 21 alleged fighting dogs that could be euthanized says Don Cherry's public support for their cause has led to a bump in donations.

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Camille Labchuk of Animal Justice is calling the TV personality a hero for using his voice to fight for the animals -- all pit bulls seized from an alleged dogfighting ring near Chatham, Ont., last October.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) has filed an application in court to have the dogs destroyed, arguing they pose a danger to the public.

Animal Justice says the dogs are innocent victims that can be rehabilitated, and is considering a legal intervention in the case.

Cherry took to Twitter on Thursday to praise Animal Justice and called on anyone who wants to be "a part of helping these dogs" to donate to the group.

Pit bulls are banned in Ontario and can be euthanized simply because of their breed.



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