Pitties Uba and Jonny Justice Honored

The upcoming Truckee Duckee Derbee is going to have two special guests this year, Uba and Jonny Justice. The pit bulls are former Michael Vick...

Horst Hoefinger  |  May 26th 2009


The upcoming Truckee Duckee Derbee is going to have two special guests this year, Uba and Jonny Justice. The pit bulls are former Michael Vick dogs who have been socialized and adopted out to loving homes.

Two dogs rescued from the infamous Michael Vick Bad Newz Kennels will be the special “pets of honor” at the sixth annual Truckee Duckee Derbee & Dogs in Duds Contest at the River Ranch Lodge on June 7

The Truckee Duckee Derbee rubber duck races benefit the Humane Society of Truckee/Tahoe, and the afternoon’s festivities include live music on the outdoor patio, a barbecue, drink and food specials, a fabulous raffle and the hilarious Dogs in Duds K-9 costume contest.

Uba and Jonny Justice, two pit bulls who were rescued by BADRAP (Bay Area Dog Lovers Responsible About Pit Bulls), will be the event’s first-ever pets of honor. Both dogs have been socialized and adopted and now live in loving homes.

“It will be a great honor to have Jonny Justice and Uba as our special guests of honor at this year’s Duckee Derbee,” HSTT Director Stephanie Hiemstra said. “The Humane Society of Truckee/Tahoe is a huge supporter of the work BADRAP does. “They are truly committed to helping people understand pit bulls.

“Everyone is familiar with the terrible dog fighting operation that Michael Vick was running,” Hiemstra said. “We’ve heard the stories about the abuse these dogs suffered, so this will be a great opportunity for people to meet a couple of these dogs and see how resilient and wonderful they are. Pit bulls are such a misunderstood breed and the work that BADRAP does is helping us all learn more about them.”

If you live in the Tahoe area the Truckee Duckee Derbee sounds like it will be a lot of fun, definitely worth checking out. To get more information on the event stop by the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe site.

*Jeter getting ready for the Duckee Derbee or just being humiliated?