Another legend has ascended.
Rest In Peace Shadow.
47 dogs were taken from Michael Vick's Bad Newz Kennels on Moonlight Drive in Southern Virginia in 2007. Best Friends gave 22 of the most challenging cases a place to recover.
Time and illness have now claimed all,
given them their wings, and set them free.
Now that the last of the Vicktory Dogs has gone over the Rainbow Bridge, there won’t be updates for me to soak up. No more new videos or interviews to play more than once. But from time to time I will always reminisce over these beautiful dogs, tears will always come. Their brave hearts leave me with an ache in my heart and deep awe over their remarkable courage and unbreakable spirit.
The game-changing legacy the Vicktory dogs leave is a shift in the public perception of dogs freed from fighting rings. They changed hearts and minds by showing the world that rehabilitation after trauma is real. Their valiant resilience cast a shadow coast to coast and other dogs now live because of the magnificent 47.
Judge the deed not the breed.
Run free you beautiful souls. Thank you for changing the world.
to find out about their post adoption lives:
TOP TO BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT:
Alf, Audie, BONITA, CHERRY, Chuckie, CURLY, DENZEL, ELLEN
Ernie, Frodo, GEORGIA, Ginger, Grace, Gracie, HALLE, HANDSOME DAN
Harriet, Hazel, Hector, Iggy, Jhumpa Jones, Jonny Justice, LANCE, LAYLA
Leo, LITTLE RED, LUCAS, Makavelli, MEL, MERYL, MYA, OLIVER
OSCAR, Piper, RAY, Red, Seven, SHADOW, SQUEAKER, Stella,
Sweet Jasmine, Sweet Pea, Teddles, TUG, Uba, WILLIE, Zippy