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Philadelphia Dog Lovers Tailgate For Second Chance

In Philadelphia, Eagles fans may be tailgating in the parking lot, but dog lovers will be holding their own party far away from the field....

Horst Hoefinger  |  Aug 27th 2009


In Philadelphia, Eagles fans may be tailgating in the parking lot, but dog lovers will be holding their own party far away from the field.

On the other side of town dog lovers will be tailgating for 2nd Chance Dogs. The campaign, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, was launched after the Eagles signed Vick.

Dog figthing is an ongoing problem in the Philadelphia area, as the bust that just took place in Germantown will attest to. The 2nd Chance Dogs campaign is all about giving the victims of animal abusers a second chance. People are so busy talking about Michael Vick being deserving of a second chance, saying he’s served his time, paid his due, but yet the dogs who are the true victims don’t get that courtesy. They receive the ultimate sentence, death.

(AP) “As a lot of people have pointed out, the animals never got a second chance,” the S.P.C.A. chief executive Sue Cosby said. “We need to speak for them.”

For Cosby, Vick’s arrival in Philadelphia has put a needed spotlight on the types of cruelty cases her agency deals with every day – and that is where she wants it: on the dogs, not on the dogfighter.

The three dogs pictured-Clemintine, Google, and David- are all 2nd Chance Dogs who are up for adoption at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Each of them has been abused, neglected, and unloved, but with proper love and care they are now loyal and loving companions ready for a forever family. Doesn’t every dog deserve a second chance?

Go to the PSPCA website to read more about the 2nd Chance Dogs, and to find out how you can help an innocent victim of animal abuse.