You may have seen this story yesterday. It ran on the front page of one of this country's two true news sources the NY Times as well as several other newspapers across the country.
The story revolves around Georgia. Georgia is likely the oldest of the dogs confiscated from Mike Vick's Virgina property when it raided early last year.
Georgia had won some fights apparently...she has the battle scars to show for it. She was also used for breeding...and at some point, someone decided that her teeth were a neussance so all of her teeth were removed.
Georgia is one of 22 dogs from Bad Newz Kennels that now makes her home at a Sanctuary run by Best Friends Animal Society. It's a great story-- and well worth the read. Here's my favorite quote:
"These dogs have been beaten and starved and tortured, and they have every reason not to trust us,” Mr. Garcia said as Georgia crawled onto his lap, melted into him for an afternoon nap and began to snore. “But deep down, they love us and still want to be with us. It is amazing how resilient they are.”
The Salt Lake City Tribune also ran a great blurb on the Best Friends dogs earlier this week. This, along with the stories of the dogs at Bad Rap are doing a great job of telling the stories of these dogs. Dogs that are victims. Dogs that have every reason to fear and hate humans and yet don't. Dogs that have a fierce reputation, but in spite of being the small minority of dogs that are actually "bred and trained" to fight, are affectionate and yearning for love.