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Dogs will dine when Vick is sacked

rescue_ad_300Main Line Animal Rescue placed an ad in today’s Washington Post, pledging five bags of dog food to Washington D.C. animal shelters for each time Michael Vick is sacked.

The rescue, located outside of Philadelphia, said the ad is aimed at bringing attention back to the needs of dogs.

Each time the Eagles new  backup quarterback is tackled during the Oct. 26 away game against the Washington Redskins, five bags of dog food will be donated to a D.C. animal shelter.

It also encourages people to volunteer at a shelter on game day.

Vick served 18 months in prison for funding a dog-fighting operation. The Eagles, in signing Vick to a two-year deal, said he’d served his time and deserved a second chance.

“I think we’re all getting tired of the ‘Does he deserve a second chance?’ kind of thing,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of the shelter, which is near Valley Forge. “… Maybe it’s about time that the million pit bulls euthanized every year got their second chance.”

“It’s such a misunderstood breed. … They’re great dogs,” Smith told the Philadelphia Inquirer, adding that the stigma pit bulls carry is “because of people like Michael Vick.”

The ad’s aim is to bring attention back to the needs of dogs, he said. “I think we just need to raise public awareness and this is a good way to do that.”

 The ad may run in other cities where the Eagles play, including San Diego, Chicago and New York, he said.

Smith said that if Vick had “any sense of humor at all,” and really wanted to help dogs, he could stand on the field before the Oct. 26 game and let players tackle him, so even more dogs will get fed.

Given Vicks public statements that he wants to help the dogs he once tortured and killed, “He should thank us” for the opportunity, Smith said.


Comment from lucille
Time September 9, 2009 at 5:43 pm

I doubt that I would be allowed to print the words I have to describe Viick and all the others like him!!!!!!!!!

Comment from lucille
Time September 9, 2009 at 5:47 pm

I misspelled Vick but maybe he should change his name anyway. I can think of several new names for him, his team and his friends !!!

Comment from Mary Haight
Time September 10, 2009 at 12:25 am

What a creative idea…I think the dog food companies should get involved with this, supporting the clever rescue organization so they need not spend hard won donation dollars.

Comment from Vince F
Time September 10, 2009 at 4:00 am

as long as Vick plays, people should be reminded what he did. Pedophiles are always reminded of their crimes, and dogs are like kids, and depend on adults in our society. Abuse is one thing, but torture and murder of Man’s Best Friend is Unforgivable. It’s a shame the punishment wasn’t what we do to Innocent people we Claim are terrorists, but never prove, because They Aren’t. Killing and making them psychotic.

Comment from Carol
Time September 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm

It is my opinion that wagering food for the sport of “sacking” Vick is exactly the same thing that all of us are upset with Vick for.
He wagered money on the sport of dog fighting. As despicable as what he did is, what makes it “justifiable” to render an eye for an eye? This lowers anyone involved to the level Michael Vick was when he fought and supported dog fighting.
Can’t we be civilized and find a better way to fight abuse?

Comment from feefifoto
Time September 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I would definitely tune in to see MV tackled.