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Watch: Rescued Fight Dogs Get a New Leash on Life in Exclusive ‘The Champions’ Trailer and Poster

Watch: Rescued Fight Dogs Get a New Leash on Life in Exclusive 'The Champions' Trailer and Poster


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An exclusive trailer has been released for the deeply emotional documentary “The Champions,” which follows the rehabilitation and rescue of abused dogs recovered from dogfighting compounds in order to provide them with a second chance at non-violent life. 

The official synopsis reads, “‘The Champions’ is an inspirational story about the pit-bulls rescued from the brutal fighting ring of Michael Vick, and those who risked it all to save them, despite pressure from PETA and The Humane Society to euthanize the dogs. A story about second-chances, redemption and hope, this documentary takes us on a journey about prejudice, the power of resilience and the significance of human/animal relationships.” 

The film is directed by Darcy Dennett and will screen at the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival. Catch a peek of the heartbreaking story and the inspirational pups in the trailer above. The official poster is below. 

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