Thursday, April 8, 2010

Michael Vick Dog Dies of Cancer, Had Legacy of Helping Animals

MONTEREY, Calif-  An eight-year-old pit bull named Red, who was once a part of Michael Vick’s infamous dogfighting kennels has died after a short battle with cancer.
Red, an eight year old pit bull arrived at the Monterey County SPCA with scars on his face and chest. Though he had a violent past, Red filled a vital role by helping SPCA Pet Behavior Specialist Amanda Mouisset with her behavior consultations.
Red was trained to fight other dogs but he found his calling helping to calm aggresive dogs. True to his gentle nature, Red would sit relaxed in the training area, serving as a calming agent while Mouisset and her client eased the other dog’s aggression by redirecting focus and energy.
Red shared a home with Mouisset, her husband, two children, two dogs, and a cat. He went from Vick’s fighting kennels to playing with other dogs, cuddling on the couch, and letting kids play dress up with him as their willing model...


K9friend said...

I'm glad Red had a chance to be loved.

Elizabeth McKenzie said...

What a heart warming story. People like Vick are evil and should be sentenced to life, in my opinion. I'm glad Red had a chance for peace and calm in his life after his violent beginning.

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