Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A (Vick) Dog's Life!


CNN has a story about some of the dogs who were seized from the Michael Vick property last year. They were cared for and rehomed by a group out in California. And let's just say their life now sounds a bit more comfortable than the federal pen in Virginia. Some of the dogs have been taken in by Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah. They have video of the dogs on their page and you can even sponsor some of them. And check it out--the dogs even have their own lawyer!

The Oakland, California-based pit bull rescue and education group Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit Bulls, or BAD RAP, which had done similar rescues from busts in California, asked Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Gill for permission to evaluate and rescue as many of the dogs as possible, with the hope of eventually placing them in adoptive homes.

"Much to our amazement, he said yes," said Reynolds, who heads BAD RAP. "This doesn't happen. People don't say yes to pit bulls."

Gill declined to comment, but those familiar with the Vick case said the Justice Department hoped early on to find a way to give the dogs a second chance. As part of his plea deal, Vick agreed to pay for the dogs' care.

The court even appointed a guardian and special master, Valparaiso University animal law expert Rebecca Huss, who oversaw the dogs' disposition and recommended which rescue groups would accept them.

I hope Michael Vick buys them bully sticks and stuffy toys every day. And lobster and steaks. I hope they get access to his credit card and buy us ALL lobster and steaks.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Maximillian the Valliant said...

AMEN!! Do you think I could get MY own lawyer? Lily is driving me nuts!

I'm glad some of them got a second chance. My Mom has seen the effects of dog fighting here in this dinky town we live in. It is scary, they never get a second chance here.

Maxey

6:31 AM  
Blogger Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Mom says she saw and read this story yesterday. It is really great that so many of them are getting a second chance. It wasn't their fault that Vick and his ilk used and abused them. The dogs were the real victims.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

8:43 AM  
Blogger Gus said...

I'm just glad that some of those doggies have real homes now. You can have the extra bully stick from me, Wally. It is prolly good for you to chew lots and keep you mouth from getting stiff

gussie

9:39 AM  
Blogger Patience-please said...

Thanks for sharing this, Wally. We would like to charge some stuff to that credit card too. Like, um, food and care for every homeless abused pit bull in the united states forever and ever amen.

the whippets

9:44 AM  
Blogger Ike said...

I hope they bleed the bastard dry.
Ike

11:47 AM  
Blogger Moco said...

Steak and lobster on Michael Vick and I do mean on him. See how he likes to be on the bottom of a pile of dogs after steak and lobster. Too good for him. Lets just rub him in hamburger and put him in the lion's den. I suppose that doesn't make me any better than he.

2:47 PM  
Blogger KB said...

right on, wally!!! i agree. i may need to get them to be my lawyers in case my pawrents try to act up!

btw - hope you're feeling okay and try not to scratch your stitches!!!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Joe Stains said...

I'll take TWO of each PLEASE!

12:37 AM  
Blogger Simba said...

I'm glad some of the dogs got new homes. Poor dogs.

Simba xx

4:02 AM  
Blogger MJ's doghouse said...

grrrrrrrrrrrrrr as my bff OPY would say....just the words michael Yicks make me grufffffff
what a big stupid jerk...i think we should cover him in raw steak...tie him in the middle of a dog fighting ring...and let the dogs have a lick...yummmy

4:05 AM  
Blogger MJ's doghouse said...

grrrrrrrrrrrrrr as my bff OPY would say....just the words michael Yicks make me grufffffff
what a big stupid jerk...i think we should cover him in raw steak...tie him in the middle of a dog fighting ring...and let the dogs have a lick...yummmy

4:06 AM  

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