Wednesday, January 09, 2008

22 Of The 47 Surviving Pit Bulls From Michael Vick Dog Fighting Abuse Case Headed To Best Friends Animal Society

An excellent place for them to end up after their lives of hell.


Vick Dogs Go To Utah Sanctuary

The last of the dogs taken from suspended NFL star Michael Vick's dog fighting operation in Virginia have been sent on their way to a sanctuary.

Twenty-two of the 47 surviving pit bulls boarded a charter flight today to the Best Friends Animal Society, a no-kill sanctuary in Utah.

In all, eight rescue organizations took the animals. Some will remain at sanctuaries, others will be trained for possible adoption by the public. One of the seized animals was euthanized for medical reasons.

Vick is serving a 23-month sentence for a dogfighting conspiracy. The suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback and three co-defendants raised pit bulls and trained them for fighting behind his home. Several dogs that did not perform well were killed.

1 comment:

ProfessorTBushChavey said...

Hello fellow animal lovers:

I am a volunteer for Californians for Humane Farms. They are co-sponsoring a petition drive to put a measure on the California ballot in November that would prevent the use of battery cages, gestation crates and veal crates. I will be standing outside Raley's in Fair Oaks, CA to gather signatures for the next few weeks. I hope to see you there. Teresa Bush-Chavey

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