Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Unreal Ending for Vick's Dogs

What families want these "killer" dogs near their children??? Is Brittney getting one???

From CNN.com -

All but one of the dogs seized in the Michael Vick dog fighting case will be placed with families or put in a "sanctuary," where they will interact with people to overcome their fear and lack of socialization, according to court order filed Monday.

Michael Vick pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy charges related to dog fighting.

One of the 49 seized dogs "has a history biting humans" and will be euthanized, according to a motion filed in Virginia in U.S. District Court.

U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg said the dog -- identified as number 2621 -- "exhibited intense aggression to humans to the point where the evaluation could not safely be completed."

The recommendation came more than a month after the court ordered the dogs evaluated by U.S. Department of Agriculture contractors.

Last month a team of animal behavior experts selected by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals analyzed the dogs, and then recommended whether they were best suited with families, trained as police dogs, placed in a sanctuary or euthanized.

Federal authorities anticipate recommending a guardian be appointed to oversee the placement of the other dogs.

Vick pleaded guilty in August to federal conspiracy charges related to dog fighting on his property in Surry County, Virginia. He is to be sentenced on the federal charges on December 10.

Last month, a federal judge tightened restrictions on Vick after he tested positive for marijuana use. The suspended Atlanta Falcons player must submit to any method of drug testing required by the pretrial services officer or the supervising officer.

He must participate in substance abuse therapy and mental health counseling if the pretrial services officer or supervising officer orders that.

Vick was also ordered to stay home between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. He is to be electronically monitored during that time.

Vick also faces state charges related to dog fighting. He will be arraigned on state charges on October 3 in a Virginia court.


K said...

Perhaps you should learn a little something about dog behavior. Dog aggression does not translate to human aggression. A dog reactive or aggressive dog can live quite harmoniously and safely with adults and children.

Also, some dog owners don't have children and therefore only require their dog be child-tolerant, not child-ecstatic!

Kelly said...

You are a moron. I have a rescued pitbull and 2 children, and he is the most tolerant dog I have ever met. Do some research before spewing your ignorant commentary, Pit Bulls rank equally to Labs and Golden Retrievers on temperament tests. It's stupid people like you who fuel the media frenzy and make people afraid and intolerant.

JB said...

Thank you both for your comments - albeit derogatory.

I was speaking of specifically Vick's dogs ... NOT breed and not anything else. I meant it in comparison to when George on Seinfeld bought a car because it belonged to Jon Voight. Did people save these specific dogs because they were Vick's dogs?

Kelly said...

This has nothing to do with whose dogs they were, and everything to do with making a public statement that fighting dogs are not necessarily vicious. There is an enormous difference between animal aggression and human aggression. Greyhounds and other sighthounds will chase and kill anything they can, it does not make them vicious to humans, or any more dangerous than other breeds of dog. Every day I hear of Labradors, German Shepards, etc. biting people and being allowed to remain alive. But when it's a Pit Bull, the dog is immediately euthanized. Go to your local shelter and take a look around. 50% of dogs at mine are Pits or Pit mixes. And most of them are extremely friendly, but doomed to death because people will not adopt them due to media hysteria.