Five years ago, 22 dogs were rescued from a dog-fighting ring at Bad Newz Kennels, owned by then-Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick (who thankfully served prison time). Traumatized physically and/or emotionally, the dogs were taken to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary to heal and begin their new lives. Some of the dogs will stay at Best Friends forever, in the care of staff members who give them the love and attention they deserve. Others have been adopted after passing the sanctuary's Canine Good Citizenship class, and living with their potential adoptive families for a six-month trial period. You can see pictures and read their individual stories here.
|Two Vicktory dogs|
The Vicktory Dogs are probably the most famous animals at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. They came from a horrendous situation. Even though their plight was widely reported throughout the media, and they were thankfully rescued, there are many animals suffering who pass under the radar. If you'd like to help in some way, why not visit your local shelter.