If your dog wants a chance to get back at Michael Vick for his alleged dogfighting conspiracy charges, then the Vick Dog Chew Toy may just be for him. (Humans can even use it to kick around too!)
This online business has started selling Michael Vick dog chew toys and will begin filling out orders today.
Their website states: “Is it different you ask? You bet it is! The Vick Dog Chew Toy is made of state of the art “dog” material. The Vick Toy Doll is so strong and flexible, it will challenge even the most aggressive breeds. Especially The Pit Bull. Unlike Slick Vick, our manufacturer is so sure of its durability they guarantee it against the most aggressive dog destruction.”
The company also claims that they will donate portions of the proceeds to the Jacksonville, Florida Humane Society to help shed light on the horrible crime of dogfighting.
Although when one media source called the Jacksonville Humane Society, a spokeswoman said that she hasn’t spoken to anyone from the Vick dog chew toy company about proceeds going to their shelter. Although she is very interested in speaking to them because the shelter desperately needs financial help.
It’s uncertain how long these $7.99 dog chew toys will be on the market since this product breaks some copyright laws because the company uses Vick’s name and likeness and a Falcons jersey without permission. But, I think Vick may have more important issues to worry about.
UPDATE: When we wrote this story on Monday, the website stated that the price was $7.99 for the Vick dog chew. Now, as of Tuesday, the website says that the price is now $10.99 plus $2 for shipping.
Also, as of Tuesday, the website has changed their statement on what they will be doing with the donations. They have removed their claim that they will donate the proceeds. “Due to unforeseeable circumstances. Because of squabbling over charitable donations. Our Statement claiming we will donate proceeds from the â€œVick Dog Chew Toyâ€œ has been removed. We will now do so anonymously. However we urge you to continue supporting your local animal shelters, and do something to STOP animal abuse.”
(Thanks to many reader tips)