Thursday, August 13, 2009

US Justice Department Recognizes Best Friends

There is always lots of good news coming from the good folks at Best Friends Animal Society. Because of their amazing work in rehabilitating the dogs seized from Michael Vick's dogfighting eneterprise, the US Justice Department's Organized Crime Task Force has recognized their work. They recently received the "2009 Asset Forfeiture National Award" from the Justice Department for “outstanding work with the dogs on the Bad Newz Kennels (the Michael Vick case).”

Best Friends hope to raise awareness about so-called "bully breeds" like pit bulls. Just because some of them are exploited by criminals, people shouldn't discriminate against the breed. Even dogs that were forced into the fighting ring can be rehabilitated--That is why Best Friends calls them "Vicktory dogs." Halle, a dog seized in the Vick case just found her forever home. She is pictured here being a cuddlebug with her buddy Tacoma. Click the link for more on her story and pictures.

Congrats to Best Friends Animal Society for being recognized, and wags to Halle's new adopters for giving her the chance she deserves!

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