The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption
An inspiring story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend, in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty. Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dog fighting operation. But what became of... show more
An inspiring story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend, in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty. Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dog fighting operation. But what became of the dozens of dogs who survived? As acclaimed writer Jim Gorant discovered, their story is the truly newsworthy aspect of this case. Expanding on Gorant's Sports Illustrated cover story, The Lost Dogs traces the effort to bring Vick to justice and turns the spotlight on these infamous pit bulls, which were saved from euthanasia by an outpouring of public appeals coupled with a court order that Vick pay nearly a million dollars in "restitution" to the dogs. As an ASPCA-led team evaluated each one, they found a few hardened fighters, but many more lovable, friendly creatures desperate for compassion. In The Lost Dogs, we meet these amazing animals, a number of which are now living in loving homes, while some even work in therapy programs: Johnny Justice participates in Paws for Tales, which lets kids get comfortable with reading aloud by reading to dogs; Leo spends three hours a week with cancer patients and troubled teens. At the heart of the stories are the rescue workers who transformed the pups from victims of animal cruelty into healing caregivers themselves, unleashing priceless hope. Includes an 8-page photo insert. Watch a video
Publish date: September 16th 2010
Pages no: 279
Edition language: English
, True Crime
Parts of this book can be very difficult to read for dog lovers, but reading about their rehabilitation is worth it. More than that though, the book gives great insight into the world of dogfighting, its insidiousness, how difficult this rings can be to bust, and the impact on man's best friend. Hig...
Mike Vick is trying to get the courts to allow him to own a dog "for his kids". After reading this book, I hope that the courts stick up for the dogs and NEVER allow this "person" to own another dog again. He says he has learned his lesson, but he is a slick and accomplished liar!This book was so ...
I got this book for my birthday this past December from my bestie. It's one of those books that she'd knew I'd love and at the same time one of those books I myself would never have picked up because I'd be too afraid. Afraid I'd ball like a baby, which I did. I couldn't read the first ten pages wit...
UPDATED: 03/19/11 Read. Cried. Read some more. Got seriously pissed off. Read some more and finished on a bittersweet note. The Lost Dogs tells the tale of a landmark dog-fighting case, the swirl of celebrity politics surrounding it, and the precedent-setting processes and activities that were de...
This book simply reminded me why Michael Vick is the pig that he is..why he never should have been let back into the NFL and why this is one of the MANY reasons Roger Goddell should be FIRED from his job...The poor dogs who suffered, continue to suffer or have been put down because of a greedy, path...