Animal rescue groups can apply by November 12 to help find homes for the pit bulls seized from Michael Vick’s property.
Rebecca Huss, the animal law expert who is the court-appointed guardian of the dogs, made a nine-page application available to rescue groups to aid with the dogs’ placement.
Additional requirements of the rescue groups include a $1 million insurance policy, and the organization must be non-profit and have been in existence for at least three years.
Animal behavior experts have evaluated all of the pit bulls and placed them into four categories. 16 of the dogs show no aggression and can be adopted out. Huss stated that some of the non-aggressive dogs have already been put in foster homes for further evaluation.
Two of the dogs have high energy and motivation and would be good candidates for law enforcement training.
The other dogs will be placed into one of two levels of sanctuaries because of their fear of or risk to people. If the dogs improve, they could be placed in foster care.
Huss stated that the dogs could be transferred to rescue organizations before the end of the year.
The application is available at this site: http://www.valpo.edu/law/assets/docs/RescueOrganizationApplication.pdf