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Tackling Michael Vick Earns Dog Food Donation

Alright, it isn't an offer for anyone to tackle Michael Vick, it's a challenge to the Redskins. The Main Line Animal Rescue, based out of...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Sep 11th 2009


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Alright, it isn’t an offer for anyone to tackle Michael Vick, it’s a challenge to the Redskins.

The Main Line Animal Rescue, based out of D.C., put an ad in The Washington Post that some may consider a bit controversial. I, on the other hand, think it’s the first sensible news having to do with Michael Vick that I’ve seen in a while.

The company pledged to donate five bags of dog food to local D.C. shelters every time the Redskins tackle Michael Vick when they play the Eagles on October 26th. According to Fox Sports,the founder and CEO of the shelter Bill Smith is skeptical of Vick’s newfound concern for dogs.

I think we’re all getting tired of the ‘Does he deserve a second chance?’ kind of thing,” Bill Smith told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I think we just need to raise public awareness, and this is a good way to do that. It may be funny. It may be clever. It may not.”

The ad encourages people to volunteer at a shelter on game day. Volunteering at a shelter any time is a good idea, you don’t need to wait for a special occasion.

* Pepper Anne is at the Washington Humane Society, she’s a 1 year old Chow Chow brought to the shelter after her owners got evicted from their home and had nowhere to keep her anymore. If you’re interested in this beautiful girl visit the WHS website.