12 Dogs Seized From Vick’s Property Moved To Virginia Beach SPCA

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12 dogs seized from Michael Vick’s Surry County property have been moved to the Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals where they were evaluated and will be put up for adoption.

The Virginia Beach SPCA will not be telling potential adopters which dogs were seized from Vick’s property.

“We don’t want to adopt these dogs to anybody because it’s a ‘Vick dog,’” said Sharon Adams, executive director of the shelter.

The group of dogs that are now at the Virginia Beach SPCA include nine beagles, two Rottweilers, and a Cane Corso.

The nine beagles have already been put up for adoption, while the two Rottweilers and the Cane Corso are being held for further observation.

The dogs were evaluated over the weekend, and the staff found only one dog that caused a red flag with its demeanor. Several of the dogs had heart worms, fleas, mammary tumors, and are receiving treatment.

The Humane Society said that none of the 12 dogs had any scars or wounds that would suggest they were used for fighting.

The manager of Surry County Animal Shelter, who had been looking after the seized dogs since April, said, “these gentle dogs deserve a life curled up on someone’s couch.”

The remaining 48 dogs seized from Vick’s property are awaiting to be placed in animal rescue groups.

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

5 Responses to “12 Dogs Seized From Vick’s Property Moved To Virginia Beach SPCA”

  1. catmom5 says:

    I hope these wonderful dogs are soon happy, loved and cared for in a forever home. They have suffered mightily ~ they weren’t even taken care of while in MV’s care. So sad~

  2. Patty P says:

    Duh? If they don’t want people adopting the dogs because they are “Vick” dogs, why are they identifying the breeds? Why even say where the dogs are located.

  3. Nora and Rufus says:

    Patty P, that was my first thought also.

  4. EmilyS says:

    Patty: that’s a good question, but the beagles, Rotts and CC are not really an issue in terms of the wrong people wanting them. That’s an issue with the remaining dogs, which I assume are the pit bulls.

    The guidelines for the adoption of the Vick dogs are very strict… they are not to be identified and not to be used in fundraising.

    Anyone who fosters/rescues the dogs has to be in it for the dogs’ sake, not for any publicity they might get.

  5. Lynn says:

    Wonder exactly how they are going to determine whether the home is suitable or not.

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