10 February 2011

Non-profit seeks to convert Michael Vick’s former home into sanctuary

Dogs Deserve Better (DDB), a non-profit fighting against the chaining and penning of dogs, has a plan for convicted felon—dog killer— Michael Vick’s former Surry County, Va., home; turn the scene of countless acts of cruelty and death into a safe haven.

The Pennsylvania-based organization has created a Facebook page called “999,999 Friends for the DDB Good Newz Rehab Center for Chained Dogs” that aims to raise the $600,000 needed to purchase the property by March 21 and an additional $399,999 for the initial setup of the new facility.

Via a link on the fan page, for a $1 donation Facebook users can vote whether they want the organization to go ahead with its effort to convert the property into a sanctuary or forgo the scheme and build elsewhere. Possibly to avoid the bad karma from years of abuse and death that took place at Vick’s torturous Bad Newz Kennel.

If successful DDB will construct the new rehab center on the parcel for a price tag of approximately $3 million, Vick’s former home would become an office and fundraising center.

At last check the non-profit has collected $65,000 and 97-percent of the votes are in favor of purchasing the Va. property.

So would it be fitting or a tragedy to convert Vick’s house of horrors into a place of peace and serenity? What do you think?

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

Photo credit:Facebook/DDB