Vick declines offer to visit his former dogs
BAD RAP, the California pit bull advocacy group, invited Michael Vick to visit eight of his former dogs this weekend when the Philadelphia Eagles are in town to play the Oakland Raiders.
Vick declined the offer.
Tim Racer, BAD RAP co-founder, said the group picked a location that would have allowed Vick to view the dogs from behind a window at a distance — thus satisfying the conditions of Vick’s parole that bar him from being near animals.
Racer said the Eagles informed him Wednesday that Vick would decline the offer.
“We understand Vick is trying to right his wrongs and is very interested in redemption, but you can’t find redemption without acknowledging your victims,” Racer said. “Making amends to the dogs themselves would have helped to create some closure for many of us, especially those people who worked so hard to keep them from being destroyed. It seems that Vick is not ready to go there.”
Oakland-based BAD RAP took in 10 of the dogs that were part of Vick’s dogfighting operation at Bad Newz Kennels in southeastern Virginia.
(Photo: Ernie was among the dogs seized from Michael Vick. He was adopted by Andy and Sasha Gibbs. Courtesy of BAD RAP)
Posted by John Woestendiek October 15th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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