Michael Vick Pit Bulls Featured On Television Series!

August 12th, 2008 by Dan

Four of the Pit Bulls rescued from the now infamous fighting ring run by former NFL star, Michael Vick, will be featured on a series on the National Geographic Channel. The show, entitled “Dogtown”, actually focuses on “Best Friends Animal Sanctuary”, which is home to countless canines – not just the Vick dogs. Best Friends has been doing amazing work for years and I’m very excited that they are about to get the media coverage that they deserve.

The show began filming in May of 2007 and is an 18 part series. When the Michael Vick story broke, the two came together once Best Friends got involved. Best Friends says that the dogs are all making progress and hope that that they can eventually be adopted into loving homes. One dog named “Georgia” has passed the Canine Good Citizen test and has been flying all over the country making appearances at events to “tell” her story.

Michael Vick was sentenced in December 2007 to serve 23 months in federal prison.

You can catch the premiere of “Dogtown” (a full 2 hours!) on September 5th on National Geographic. Check local listings for times.

Photo by Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

One Response to “Michael Vick Pit Bulls Featured On Television Series!”

  1. Natalie Says:

    This discussion is over because a pastor who lives and preaches in Best Friends’ hometown of Kanab, Utah, has summarily concluded that in God’s eyes animals have no eternal value.

    Doug Hounshell, a fundamental Baptist minister, placed an advertisement in the November 26, 2008 issue of the Southern Utah News entitled, “What If Vick’s Dogs Were Children Instead?”

    In this ad Pastor Hounshell says, “If only Vick had been a doctor killing off unborn babies instead of doggies, he wouldn’t be sitting in the jail right now, but rather living life large off the blood money of the innocent!”

    Regarding the time and money spent rescuing Michael Vick’s dogs, Hounshell says, “We need to direct our financial resources from causes with no eternal value [meaning animals] to a cause that God values dearly: innocent human life!”

    Reverend Hounshell’s advertisement lists his contact information as: Cliffview Chapel Baptist Church; P.O. Box 186, Kanab, Utah 84741; Email: answers@cliffviewchapel.org

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