Saving Michael Vick's dogs
Pit bulls rescued from fighting ring show progress in rehabilitation effort
By Brigid Schulte, Washington Post, updated 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
When football superstar Michael Vick pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to run a dogfighting operation, we knew he had kept about 50 pit bulls on his 15-acre property in rural Surry County, Va., on a road named Moonlight. We knew the dogs were chained to car axles near wooden hovels for shelter. And we knew the dogs that didn't fight were beaten, shot, hanged, electrocuted or drowned.
But we didn't know their names. Headlines described the nameless dogs as "menacing." Some animal rights groups called for the "ticking time bombs" to be euthanized as soon as Vick's case was closed and they were no longer valuable as evidence. That's what typically happens after a dogfighting bust.
An amazing tale of dedication, hard work, and love as antidote for cruelty.. dogs are surely amazing animals...