The lost dogs: Michael Vick's pit bulls and their tale of rescue and redemption
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New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, [2010].
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An inspiring story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend, in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty. Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dog fighting operation. But what became of the dozens of dogs who survived? As acclaimed writer Jim Gorant discovered, their story is the truly newsworthy aspect of this case. Expanding on Gorant's Sports Illustrated cover story, The Lost Dogs traces the effort to bring Vick to justice and turns the spotlight on these infamous pit bulls, which were saved from euthanasia by an outpouring of public appeals coupled with a court order that Vick pay nearly a million dollars in "restitution" to the dogs. As an ASPCA-led team evaluated each one, they found a few hardened fighters, but many more lovable, friendly creatures desperate for compassion. In The Lost Dogs, we meet these amazing animals, a number of which are now living in loving homes, while some even work in therapy programs: Johnny Justice participates in Paws for Tales, which lets kids get comfortable with reading aloud by reading to dogs; Leo spends three hours a week with cancer patients and troubled teens. At the heart of the stories are the rescue workers who transformed the pups from victims of animal cruelty into healing caregivers themselves, unleashing priceless hope. Includes an 8-page photo insert.
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x, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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English
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9781592405503 , 1592405509

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This book tells the story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend, in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty. Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dog fighting operation. But what became of the dozens of dogs who survived? As the author discovered, their story is the truly newsworthy aspect of this case. Expanding on his Sports Illustrated cover story, this book traces the effort to bring Vick to justice and turns the spotlight on these infamous pit bulls, which were saved from euthanasia by an outpouring of public appeals coupled with a court order that Vick pay nearly a million dollars in "restitution" to the dogs. As an ASPCA led team evaluated each one, they found a few hardened fighters, but many more lovable, friendly creatures desperate for compassion. In this book, we meet these amazing animals, a number of which are now living in loving homes, while some even work in therapy programs: Johnny Justice participates in Paws for Tales, which lets kids get comfortable with reading aloud by reading to dogs; Leo spends three hours a week with cancer patients and troubled teens. At the heart of the stories are the rescue workers who transformed the pups from victims of animal cruelty into healing caregivers themselves.
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Gorant, J. (2010). The lost dogs: Michael Vick's pit bulls and their tale of rescue and redemption. New York, N.Y.: Gotham Books.

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Gorant, Jim. 2010. The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Pit Bulls and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption. New York, N.Y.: Gotham Books.

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Gorant, Jim, The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Pit Bulls and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption. New York, N.Y.: Gotham Books, 2010.

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Gorant, Jim. The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Pit Bulls and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption. New York, N.Y.: Gotham Books, 2010. Print.

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