But her life took a turn when authorities raided the dogfighting operation in the Southeast where Franny had been held captive - along with 150 other dogs. She was brought to the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, New Jersey, in January.
In the past, dogs found in fighting operations were often euthanized, but people are starting to realize these dogs can be rehabilitated. "Ten years ago, it was common for dogs seized in dog fighting cases to be immediately euthanized due to the perception that they're inherently aggressive and dangerous," Matt Bershadker, president and CEO of the ASPCA, told The Dodo. "Now the behavior of each dog seized in a dog fighting raid is often evaluated individually to determine appropriate placement options."