Saturday, February 02, 2008

Michael Vick's dog Georgia - a description

Reading this description, I wondered what Michael Vick was doing now:
Given Reprieve, N.F.L. Star’s Dogs Find Kindness - New York Times

A quick survey of Georgia, a caramel-colored pit bull mix with cropped ears and soulful brown eyes, offers a road map to a difficult life. Her tongue juts from the left side of her mouth because her jaw, once broken, healed at an awkward angle. Her tail zigzags.

Scars from puncture wounds on her face, legs and torso reveal that she was a fighter. Her misshapen, dangling teats show that she might have been such a successful, vicious competitor that she was forcibly bred, her new handlers suspect, again and again.

But there is one haunting sign that Georgia might have endured the most abuse of any of the 47 surviving pit bulls seized last April from the property of the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick in connection with an illegal dogfighting ring.

Georgia has no teeth. All 42 of them were pried from her mouth, most likely to make certain she could not harm male dogs during forced breeding...
Wikipedia has the answer. Still in prison, with another trial pending in 2008. Financially broken with many lawsuits pending. Unlikely to play in the NFL; particularly if Georgia appears in a commercial or two.

Has any human as cruel as Michael Vick ever been redeemed? I'm unable to think of an example.


Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of pit bulls and a participant in " our ". I honestly believe that most humans should be given a chance with that being said even Michael Vic. If well known pit bull groups got together and worked with Michael Vic much could be changed with like minded folk such as the MV's of the world.

Anonymous said...

"Forcibly bred" is a very nice way of describing what happened to Georgia. Another article said she was actually "forcibly raped" by countless vicious male fighting dogs. And that this was *not* primarily for breeding purposes. It was actually for entertainment value for Michael Vick and his cohorts.
This dog was brutally raped for hours, days, months, probably years. One session lasted over 50 hours with various dogs. This was all after her teeth were removed, probably in some sadistic manner which also was done to entertain his crew.
As far as I am concerned, this was a sex crime whose victim happens to be a dog. I shudder to think what he and his men did to any actual human women with whom they happened to come into contact.
I can't believe they are letting him out this soon. This is outrageous! Less than two years of jail time for all of this? Including all the other dogs that were tortured, starved and killed? I was hoping they would keep him in there the rest of his natural life. No such luck.
I know plenty of formerly bad people have been "redeemed." But, having just learned of Georgia's broken jaw in your blog I doubt if Michael Vick even wants redemption.

Anonymous said...

I am so angered by what this man has done, but let us remember; Justice will be served by God. Sucks to be M. Vick.