Vick’s Dogs Scheduled To Go In Front Of Media, Life In Leavenworth For Vick

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Next Monday, dogs seized from Michael Vick’s Surry County property are scheduled to meet the news media and be photographed for the first time since they were taken from the property.

Due to pending cases, previously there was no access to the dogs, and the agencies caring for the dogs were limited by the courts in what could be said about them.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary has allowed photographs of the dogs and interviews with their caretakers.

The organization said, “These dogs are learning a new way of life: playing, eating, sleeping and receiving belly rubs at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the nation’s largest no-kill animal rescue facility.”

In other Vick-related news, Vick has been transferred to the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., 35 miles northwest of Kansas City, where they’re used to superstar convicts.

The prison was designed to look like the U.S. Capitol, so it would create a sense of awe and fear in the convicts.

The only other NFL player to spend time in Leavenworth, Byron “Bam” Morris, said it will be impossible for Vick to be treated like other inmates. He’ll be asked for autographs and singled out for fights.

Morris said, “He’s got to just stay to himself and swallow it. If you interact with everybody, eventually something is going to happen. Because everybody wanna try the football player.”

He added, “The guards tell you from the jump, because you’re a football player, you’re not getting preferential. It seems like it’s the opposite. It seems like you get treated worse because you’re an athlete. They look at an ex-football player coming in, millions of dollars, and the first thing they can say, ‘He’s dumb, that was stupid, him doing that.’”

Vick was transferred to Leavenworth so he could enroll in a drug treatment program. The program is held away from the general prison population and takes at least 500 hours over at least six months.

If he finishes the program, he could be eligible for up to a year of early release.

Source: Baltimore Sun, Atlanta-Journal Constitution

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11 Responses to “Vick’s Dogs Scheduled To Go In Front Of Media, Life In Leavenworth For Vick”

  1. Mikken says:

    Drug treatment? Does he have a drug problem? Or is he just trying to stay away from general population?

    It will be good to see the dogs, though. Puts a face to the truth and shows what kind of monsters Vick and others like him are.

    Drug rehab. Should be in some kind of “humanity rehab” since that’s where he obviously needs the help.

  2. catmom5 says:

    Drug rehab is simply another gimmick to get this guy out sooner. Imagine there are many prisoners with drug issues much more deserving of treatment. (Not sounding very charitable, am I?)
    I hate what this man has done and I hate that the system is failing those dogs so badly. And I hate that others will see what amounts to a “slap on the wrist” and figure they can go on fighting dogs like MV.

  3. Linda's Cats says:

    I really wish these dogs were not put up for the media to frenz upon. Nothing good will come out of a “show” of the “poor dogs owned by big bad rich man”.

    if they can rehab the dogs, then do so in peace. If they can’t they cant. but i guarantee that there will be more interest in these dogs JUST BECAUSE of their quazi celebrity status.

  4. Sharon says:

    Vick doesn’t have a drug problem. I hope by the time he is out of Leavenworth he does. It would be karma.

  5. Lynne says:

    “…and singled out for fights.”

    Oh, the delicious irony in that.

  6. Dianne says:

    Best Friends sanctuary is being featured on National Geographic’s Dogtown. It makes sense for them to photograph the dogs and their facility and help them raise money. They have done tremendous good works for these dogs and for the Katrina rescues. Many shelter won’t even consider pit bulls, let alone fighting pit bulls.

  7. EmilyS says:

    I read “life in leavenworth for Vick” in a whole different way!

    sadly the sentencing guidelines call for a much much short time in jail.

  8. Buddy & Belle's Dad says:

    The drug rehabilitation was explained in an earlier story as a way for Vick to get out earlier. Showing up at court with a positive drug test is a great way to give this more credence. Sadly, he will get away with this and probably somehow get more time off for “good behavior.” The positive part of this story is that the dogs are now being well taken care of and can become better adjusted members of society than Vick ever could. Best wishes to the dogs.

  9. Pam says:

    I’m so sick of these jerks claiming they’re really sorry and are going for drug rehabilitation. And, oh by the way, he’s suddenly found Jesus? Please, give me a break. I hope he gets singled out for more than fights.

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  11. Victor Smith says:

    I think that the dogs should come in front of media. Nothing good will come out of from the so called “Show”. If they have to rehab the dogs, then they should do it quietly.
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