Prince, a three-legged pitbull mix that played in a game of doggie baseball has won “Best in Show” at a talent competition held by one of New York City’s largest animal shelters.
Nine dogs competed in Friday’s contest at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Prince impressed the judges most with his feat of catching three baseballs, the Associated Press reports.
The nearly 2-year-old dog lost one of his legs and had a pin inserted in another after being struck by a car.
Gail Buchwald, ASPCA’s senior vice president of the adoption center, says Prince’s disability doesn’t hold him back.
“He struts his stuff like a winner,” she said.
Posted by John Woestendiek February 15th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
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Michael Vick’s “handlers” approached the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals about conducting anti-dogfighting work with the organization, but was turned down, according to an ASPCA press release issued Friday.
“This organization and I personally have seen the acts of cruelty committed by Mr. Vick first hand — acts so heinous that the public has never laid witness to them,” Ed Sayres, president and CEO of the ASPCA said in a prepared statement.
Noting that the ASPCA helped process evidence that led to Vick’s 18-month imprisonment, Sayres condemned Vick’s return to the NFL and his signing with the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Today, it is difficult to see him in the uniform of a Philadelphia Eagle because of the startling lack of judgment and moral character he has demonstrated over the past several years. It is questionable whether he will have any credibility as an educator on the dog fighting issue.”
Vick has teamed up with the Humane Society of the United States to campaign against dogfighting.
The ASPCA statement was prompted by Vick’s interview last week on 60 Minutes:
Here is the press release in its entirety.
Posted by John Woestendiek August 24th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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