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Michael Vick to Adopt a New Dog? Not So Fast!

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 1:30pm

It's true. We don't think Michael Vick would make a good doggie parent. The NFL superstar recently claimed on Piers Morgan Tonight that he's interested in getting a dog. Call us crazy, but we don't think it's a good idea. Far from it.

Despite spending 19 months in prison for running an illegal interstate dog fighting business, Vick hasn't expressed a shred of empathy toward the dogs he brutalized and killed. And rather than talk about the horrors of dog fighting, he has consistently chosen to focus on the consequences of getting caught.

In a nutshell, his actions are self-serving. We've seen little remorse and even less compassion. And let's not forget, he caused unspeakable suffering to hundreds of innocent dogs. Frankly, the ASPCA has serious concerns about Vick's ability to be a responsible pet parent.

Don't you? 

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Rosa MCann

Miichael Vick did unspeakable harm to the dogs under his care, I do not feel the jail time was enough I do not see any compassion or remorse for what he did, this inhuman excuse for a perosn should never, never, ever be allow to own a dog or any other animals!!! I do not trust this man he has a sick soul nothing I see has change this man his action speaks for them self he is one greedy selfish human being does not deserve forgiveness from the world what he did is inexcusable .

Angie Winterbottom

Why wasn't this butcher banned from keeping any animal for life. Who on earth would allow him to do this? Where's the petition we can sign to show our disgust?

Angie Winterbottom

Why wasn't this butcher banned from keeping any animal for life. Who on earth would allow him to do this? Where's the petition we can sign to show our disgust?

mary bailey

This is similar to letting a Mengele loose at a death camp just to watch what happens.

TRUDY L HAMMOND

No, I don't think he needs a new dog. I have been harassed about having a half english bull terrier and half blue nose pitbul in the trailerpark I live in. The owners are trying to ban all pitbul breeds and I'm sure the publicity he brought contributed to the negativity. How much money has he DONATED TO LOCAL SHELTERS IN CALIFORINA OR ASPCA to help remedy the need to prevent animal cruelty??? I am a grant writer and I have not found any foundation by Michael Vick as a resource to GIVE BACK TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. The lives he destroyed and tormented as his PACK LEADER mentality brought him a fortune and his pack of animal cruelty followers of blood, death, and misery for the animals from bait animals to champion fighters who were humanely put down still have underground circuitries. And my Oden has been restricted to inside my doublewide trailer and yard because of his bloodline. I have no advocate to help me therefor I have been searching and I challenge Vick instead of getting a new dog how about starting a grant foundation to give back to help legal issues like mine!!!!! I rescued Oden at 7weeks old but the manager told me 9 months later he is afraid of pitbuls and oden is only 1/2 pit.

Clarinda Karpov

Surely Michael Vick should have been forbidden the privilege of dog guardianship for an indefinite period as part of his sentencing. Was he not?

Given the lack of expressed remorse on his part, I think it would be irresponsible in the extreme to subject a dog to his control--any more than to adopt a child to a known serial child abuser. It would be putting the dog at great risk, which should not happen.

I agree with those that call for supervision should it happen--and I do believe that people can grow and change. But in the absence of evidence that he has, it would certainly be wrong to allow a dog to be subjected to the potential danger.

susan

There is a dog breeder, Hallmark Kennels in Yorktown Tx, whose Minature Schnauzers are so sick and matted from lack of care they can hardly eat, we got one dog from her that was nearly dead, we had to shave him completly and his ribs and spine was prodruding it was sicking. Now the kennel is out in the country and so no law inforcement here feels the need to make the trip to check. Why is there not AKC inforcers checking on these breeders when they are regestered through AKC.

Kymberli Thistl...

No way! Never should he be allowed to have another dog. He got off way too easy as it was and now he thinks he has paid the price? I don't think so Michael! That's like giving a child molester a job in a day care! No way! All those animals that he caused harm to...nope! Maybe he should have a pet 500 pound gator...go play fetch with that Vick! You suck!

Ram

Monster Vick should NEVER be allowed to have a dog, either for himself or even for his children.

Aimee

NO NO NO, NEVER should he be allowed to own any kind of animal. I don't care if it is even a goldfish!! I wouldn't put it past that low life piece of $#!& to have someone else get him the animal for him in secret. If someone does give/sell him an animal of ANY kind, then hell have no mercy on BOTH of you!!

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