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By BRIEN STRAW
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How many dogs do you think a non-profit group dedicated to freeing chained dogs could save with $595,000? Hundreds? Thousands?

I ask because Dogs Deserve Better, which is opposed to the chaining and penning of dogs, is raising the nearly $600K to purchase the Virginia home of Michael Vick, where the Eagles quarterback ran his dog-fighting operation.

According to the Washington Post, Vick’s former property had been on the market for several years when the group — with a whole lot of fervor and not nearly enough cash — agreed to the $595,000 asking price. Now, with online contests, small wine-and-cheese tastings, a few people shaving their heads for donations and other scrappy efforts, the group and its 5,000 dues-paying members hope to raise enough money to close on a 45-day contract with the investor who owns the property.

So far, they have about $120,000 toward their goal: replacing the ugly memory of Vick’s dogfighting operation, Bad Newz Kennels, with the Good Newz Rehab Center for Chained and Penned Dogs.

My question, how many dogs could be unchained or released from pens for $600,000?

This is a publicity stunt and little more. Once again, actually caring for dogs is being neglected at this residence so instead of actually saving dogs, Dogs Deserve Better is looking for its fifteen minutes of fame.

Vick’s home is already synonymous with mistreatment of dogs, this does nothing to promote that message and rather than benefit mistreated animals the leaders of this non-profit organization would rather make news than save dogs.

I say shameful. What say you?

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