Atlanta Humane Society Using Vick Jerseys for Dog Beds and Cleaning
Nice to see the Vick name being useful for something, even if it is his shirts and not him...
Thanks to Nathalie for barking in this story from WSBTV.com.
Vick Jerseys Being Used To Clean Kennels
POSTED: August 17, 2007
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Humane Society said they are receiving donations from across the country -- and youll never guess what people are sending.
More than a dozen Michael Vick jerseys have been sent to AHS, and they are putting them to good use.
When I first saw them, I was kind of shocked. I was like, Why do they have Vick jerseys here, said Julie Sentner.
Vick is innocent until proven guilty, but his association when men pleading guilty to federal dog fighting charges makes the number 7 jersey an unexpected find at the Atlanta Humane Society.
At first we were like, I wonder what were going to use this for," said P.J. Smith with AHS.
And the jerseys kept coming. About a dozen or so jerseys were sent from people wanting to make good from a bad situation. In fact, the Humane Society is getting flooded with e-mails about Vick.
So what are volunteers doing with the jerseys?
We discovered like any donation we get, any shirt or towel, we put it to good use here at Atlanta Humane Society. Were always using things to clean kennels, use for bedding and stuff like that," said Smith.
Did she say cleaning kennels?
Were not showing any favoritism to these jerseys, they go into our general rotation of towels," Smith said.
One dog is using his Vick jersey as a pillow.