Capitalizing on the Vick Dogs
Bay Area, CA - Recently, we posted a story about Best Friends Animal Sanctuary -- the recipient of Michael Vick's most unstable dogs -- shamelessly capitalizing on the dogs for fundraising purposes even though the judge's order prohibited the practice (section 4-H). Bad Rap was also a recipient of Vick's dogs. Yesterday, they released a 2009 Vick Dogs calendar so that people could:
"Celebrate (the dogs) survival every month of the year in 2009."
The web page does not state where the calendar sales are allocated. Bad Rap (Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls) is another group that pushes for the "rehabilitation" of dogs seized from dogfighting raids. We feel that Bad Rap, along with Best Friends, has promoted Vick's dogs as a glamorous outcome to a difficult problem. Placing former fighting dogs into private homes, we believe, places the safety of families and beloved companion animals at great risk.
11/03/09: Flashback: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Refuses Care of Pit Bulls