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Vick’s Dogs, Part Deux

Thanks to my brother-in-law, Lord Jotham, for alerting me to this nine-minute segment on CNN regarding BAD RAP, which was given ten of Vick’s dogs. They are all in homes (being fostered) with other dogs and they’re all child safe. Check out videos of the dogs at Dogtime; they’re adorable and heartwarming. There’s a lot of talk about the dogs as individuals, which I liked, and also the reality that pit bulls were once the dog of choice in the US as pets, like Labs are today.

I’m not sure whether or not it’s a dig, but Tim Racer, founder of BAD RAP does say at one point, regarding the reality that the shelter system is often a death sentence: "We are a humane society" (emphasis his). We should give these dogs the opportunity and the dignity to be evaluated as individuals."

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