Michael Vick’s case keeps on helping Pit Bulls. Prior to the ground-breaking salvation of most of the Vick dogs, few Humane Shelters would think twice before putting down a few more Pit Bulls. This is a major breakthrough.
Thanks to Lynn H. for barking in this article from the Humane Society of Missouri site.
Humane Society of Missouri receives custody of dogs in Stoddard County dog fighting case
Blind pit bull found in Tennessee also in Humane Society custody
Puppies available for adoption; adults available to be placed with rescue groups
Evaluations conducted by specialists involved in assessment of Michael Vick dogs
Thursday, February 7, 2008- The Humane Society of Missouri has received permanent custody of 22 of the pit bulls and one beagle seized by the Stoddard County Missouri Sheriffs Department in association with a dog fighting investigation in October 2007. The Humane Society of Missouri was given custody of these animals after one of the defendants in the case voluntarily surrendered his ownership of the animals. The remaining five other adult pit bulls continue to be held and cared for by the Humane Society of Missouri pending resolution of this case.
An additional pit bull found in Tennessee and owned by another of the defendants in the Stoddard County case also has been surrendered to the Humane Society of Missouri. The dog is a blind, seven-year-old male with obvious fighting scars. Evidence seized in the Stoddard County case indicates this dog was probably in fight situations within the last year. We are outraged that people would involve a blind, defenseless dog in these most cruel and brutal acts of animal abuse, commented Kyle Held, lead investigator on this case for the Humane Society of Missouri.