The Atlanta Humane Society has been receiving a lot of donations from across the nation in the past few weeks.
No, it’s not money, but it’s something they definitely have been getting a lot of use out of. They have been receiving Michael Vick jerseys.
The animal shelter is putting Vick’s jerseys to good use in the dog house.
When Atlanta Humane Society employees first saw the jerseys, they wondered first of all why people were sending these to them, and then what they would do with them. But then more and more Vick jerseys were being donated to the shelter. People wanted to make a horrible situation into something that could help the animals at the facility.
How are Michael Vick jerseys being used at the shelter?
They decided to treat them like any other donation like a shirt or towel that they get from people. Normally, they use donated shirts and towels to clean kennels, for bedding, and other helpful uses around the facility. So, yes, Vick’s jerseys are being used to clean kennels.
â€œWeâ€™re not showing any favoritism to these jerseys, they go into our general rotation of towels,â€ Smith [an Atlanta Humane Society employee] said.
One dog is even using a Vick jersey as a pillow (drool all over that jersey, Spot — you have permission to rip it up too).
Volunteers and employees at the Atlanta Humane Society said that as long as the jerseys are being used for good, then that’s fine. If they are being used to make the dogs more comfortable and cozy or to clean up after them, then that’s great as well.
The Atlanta Humane Society said that the donated jerseys mean a whole lot more to all of the people at the shelter than to the dogs. The dogs just simply enjoy all the attention from the people stopping by to say hello.