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It’s Confirmed: Michael Vick Has a New Dog

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 5:45pm

It’s confirmed: Michael Vick has a new dog. To truly become a model of the type of behavior Vick wishes to teach his children—that animals deserve to be treated with compassion and respect—Vick should take the opportunity to “break the cycle” and “be an instrument of positive change” by expressing remorse about the dogs he brutalized and killed with his own hands. This is something that we’ve never heard him do publically.

Because of this, we have serious concerns about Vick’s ability to be a responsible pet owner. We can only hope that he will set the right example for his children by teaching them to foster humane habits and a lifelong bond with their family pet. 

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kate

He lost the privelage and honor of having a dog when he started killing them. Second chance my behind, no one should be given a second chance when it comes to killing defenseless animals. There is no acceptable amount of time to serve.

Diana

Mr. Vick:
I truly want to believe that you will love that dog as you love your own children. We all make mistakes and a lot of people do in fact turn themselves around. I do not hate you, I hate what you did. I hope for the best, for you, your children, your family and that special wonderful doggie. That dog will love you no matter what you do! Be well, Mr. Vick, be well.

Pat Warczynski

Really are you serious, Giving Michael Vick A dog is like spitting in any tortured Dogs face, they have obviously never seen a dog fight or seen how they take the runt of a litters, and throw them to the dogs to make them more vicious.. He was quilty from day one and should not be allowed to back in the NFL let alone get another dog. This turns my stomach!

j

The man is beyond a name- someone so brutal and inhumane doesn't deserve to walk the streets and how can he be allowed to own an animal again. That should have been stipulated. I believe in karma- I only hope I get to see him get his soon. And as many others have mentioned- how could he be allowed to play football- its as if his crimes are sanctioned and condoned.

Carol Krusey

I do not support that Vick has been allowed to get another dog. He has shown no remorse for anything that he did except that he got caught. He has never inquired about where the dogs who survived his horrible abuse ended up, never checked on them to see if they have been able to overcome the trauma of the abuse, never paid a dime towards their care. His only contact with Best Friends was via his attorney who wanted to use it as a publicity stunt. If he CARED and was truly remorseful he would have showed up at Best Friends alone without any entourage and spent time paying for his acts by caring for the dogs including his former ones who now reside at Best Friends. As for serving his time? He served time for the dog fighting and for transporting dogs over state lines to be used in dog fighting. He never served one minute for abusing or killing the dogs. NOT A DAY! I will never believe that he has "changed". How can such an evil soul that could turn a deaf ear to the screams that those dogs had to have uttered while being electrocuted, hung, drowned, slammed to the ground, etc. I know when one of my dogs breaks a nail, hits their leg jumping off the furniture, etc and I hear their cry it goes right into the pit of my stomach and my soul. Vick has long said that he didn't "know better". How can you not know that torturing any living being is wrong??? Were his parents that sick too?? The very nature of the game of football is violence and this is what Vick has learned from the time he was born. 18 months of how ever long he actually was in jail won't erase the years of evil that has been instilled in him. For those who say that he deserves a second chance.......................the dogs he murdered didn't get a second chance did they? Yes there were dogs who survived and have been adopted out but they will always have that trauma in their minds and will always be dogs that are "damaged". What damage did Vick suffer??

Crystal

It was my understanding that part of his punishment was to never own an animal, especially a dog, again. I do not think he should be allowed to own a dog, especially after what he did in the past. It is not possible to monitor him 24/7 to make sure he doesn't do the exact same thing again. It's not fair to an animal to put them at risk like this. Anyone who can witness animals tearing each other apart and feel nothing doesn't have the heart needed to properly raise care for an animal.

Michelle

Second chance!? I don't care how sorry he is or if he really has changed, maybe he has. Bottom line the dogs he tortured and killed will never get a second chance so neither should he. There are just some mistakes you can be sorry for your whole life, but should never get a second chance. Your only choice becomes to try to make sure it doesn't happen to anything/anyone else.

Denise

Some people should never procreate. Others should never have pets. I do not see where Vick has shown any remorse for what he did. I do not see where he has apologized for brutalizing and torturing innocent animals who depended on him. If anything he was only sorry he got caught. Vick never should be allowed to own another animal for the rest of his life. He should have to explain to his children the reason that unlike their friends, they cannot have a pet because their daddy was and is a scumbag who lacks to compassion to care about anybody but himself.

Kim Brown

Michael Vick should not be allowed to own a dog. There are some crimes after which a second chance is not an option.

Sarah

seriously, i can't believe he is aloaud to care for any animal. What he did is so unexcusable, i can't imagine what those dogs went through. You don't give kids to a person who is known for abusing children, why should animal abusers be different. Vick should never be able to care for animals.

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