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2010-11-01 08:00:00

WSPA-funded sanctuary provides safe haven for bears rescued from the cruel "sport" of bear baiting BOSTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, just three months after the devastating floods in Pakistan, a new sanctuary opened in Balkasar to provide a safe haven for 60-70 bears who are still being used for bear baiting - a cruel and illegal blood sport. The sanctuary's first residents are Babu, Sohrab and Maylu - the three bears rescued from Kund Park, Pakistan's only other refuge for...

2010-06-15 11:42:00

"Canine CODIS" Technology Unveiled by ASPCA, Humane Society of Missouri, Louisiana SPCA & University of California, Davis NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's first criminal dog-fighting DNA database has been established by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), The Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) and the Louisiana SPCA (LA/SPCA), and will be maintained at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Veterinary Genetics...

2009-10-26 14:27:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Pit bulls are eager to please, faithful and enthusiastic friends and pleasant with children according to credible canine organizations. Really, it's true. Yet, the public largely associates these dogs with fear, danger and unyielding aggression toward people. Pit bulls actually were once ranked among American's top five favorite pets and also known as the "nanny dog" for their gentleness with children. But they have fallen from grace. Now...

2009-08-21 15:43:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ed Sayres, President and CEO of The ASPCA(R) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(R)) issued the following statement regarding Michael Vick's interview with 60 Minutes: After careful consideration, we have decided to speak out now about Michael Vick because of the special circumstances involving the ASPCA. Several months ago, Mr. Vick's PR representatives approached the ASPCA to help educate America about the heinous...

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2009-08-16 21:30:00

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick says he wants to become involved in the community once again as an example to young people. I'm going to still be involved in the community, because I still -- regardless of football -- have a voice that can have an impact on kids because I've been a living example of what not to do, Vick told CBS' 60 Minutes Sunday in his first televised interview since getting out of prison. Vick went to prison for his role in a large-scale dog-fighting ring...

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2009-05-21 16:16:38

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick returned to his Virginia home after serving a federal prison term for his role in a dogfighting operation. Vick arrived just after 8 a.m. Thursday in a four-car motorcade, the Newport News Daily Press reported. He avoided the television crews and reporters staking out around his house in Hampton by driving into the attached garage. Larry Woodward, Vick's lawyer, arrived around 10 a.m. and left 45 minutes later. Obviously we are delighted that...

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2009-05-20 08:25:00

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick has left a federal prison in Kansas where he served 19 months after pleading guilty to dogfighting charges. The Daily Press, a Newport News, Va., newspaper, said Vick left the prison in Leavenworth, Kan., about 4 a.m. Wednesday. The newspaper said Vick was expected to drive to his home in Virginia and was to meet with probation officials later in the week. Vick, 28, pleaded guilty in August 2007 to a conspiracy charge as part of a plea agreement. In...

2009-05-05 19:25:46

Most of the dogs seized from Michael Vick's Virginia dogfighting operation appear likely to live out their lives in new homes, animal protection officials say. Of the 51 dogs found at the Bad Newz Kennel in Surry County in 2007, 22 are at a refuge in Utah and 25 were distributed among animal shelters for future adoption, the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch reported Tuesday. The Best Friends Animal Society took in the hardest cases. The group agreed that the dogs can remain at the 33,000-acre...

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2009-03-25 10:30:00

Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick left prison Wednesday and began the lengthy release process, officials told an Atlanta television station. WSB-TV said an official with the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that Vick was likely on his way to Virginia, possibly to his own home. Vick was sentenced to 23 months for animal fighting after a dog-fighting ring was broken up at his Virginia estate. WSB said Vick was scheduled to remain in federal custody until July 20; however, he...

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2009-03-11 12:56:05

A bankruptcy judge in Virginia ruled Wednesday that imprisoned Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Vick must pay his own way to a hearing. Vick is scheduled to be released May 21 from a federal prison in Kansas and would then be under house arrest in Hampton, Va., until July 20, the official end of his sentence, The Virginian-Pilot reported. A hearing is scheduled in Virginia for April 2. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro said Vick must appear at his own expense. Federal prosecutors, the...