Thursday, January 31, 2008

Michael Vick's Dogs have been Saved

Here's something I didn't know - and something that's surprised the hell out of me - most of the dogs that were in Michael Vick's kennel - have been saved and are being rehabilitated, and it's thanks to people at Bad Rap and the ASPCA. I've always found Bad Rap people are really funny about the pit bulls that they claim to love - they think that pit bulls ARE actually different from other dogs - that they DO actually like to fight and kill dogs and people, and because of that have to be kept safe and away from people and dogs and on-leash at all times and for the rest of their life.

I am in the camp that believes otherwise. But that's not what this post is about - so I won't go into that here. What this post is about is an article that's here - - "an Underdogs Second Chance - saved from Michael Vick's property, pit bulls now in loving homes"

It's an awesome article about how the ASPCA and Bad Rap actually stepped up and tested the dogs in Michael Vick's kennel and found out that almost all of them were in fact not dog or people aggressive and deemed to be adoptable - and arranged to have them shipped to foster homes around the country - or sent to Best Friends Sanctuary in Utah.

It's such a great story - and so typical of what can happen when you look at dogs on an individual - and not a breed specific - basis. It's a lovely story, and should be read by everyone who thought that "pit bulls" were bad - and that pit bulls bred specifically for fighting - were ESPECIALLY bad.

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