Lisa Be

By Lisa Be

LifeBuzz Staff

8 Photos Of Michael Vick’s Former Fight Dogs That Have A Happy Life Now.

Football player Michael Vick was indicted on charges relating to an illegal dogfighting ring 7 years ago. The pit bulls involved were horrifically abused, some where killed by strangulation, drowning and electrocution. Many believed that the dogs that survived were damaged beyond any hope of rehabilitation. One organization, Best Friends Animal Society, disagreed and  took in 22 of the most distressed pit bulls from Vick’s fighting ring. After care, love and rehabilitation, these dogs became known as the Vicktory Dogs.

“Currently 10 of the Vicktory Dogs are thriving with their adopted families, some living happily with other dogs, children and even a cat,” Michelle Weaver, the manager of Dogtown at the BFAS, told The Huffington Post via email. Twelve dogs were adopted in total, but two died. Seven remain at the BFAS facility. “For the ones who are still at BFAS, their caregivers love them and continue to look for ways to enrich their lives through various ways including training, one-on-one car rides and giving them individual attention.”

Handsome Dan was adopted in 2009 by a wonderful family. His owner says he’s great with children. 

Handsome Dan was adopted in 2009 by a wonderful family. His owner says he’s great with children. 

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