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Vick Dog Owner Can't Forgive Michael Vick

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By Bill Plaschke

While Michael Vick was screaming toward the sky, a black pit bull named Mel was standing quietly by a door.

On this night, like many other nights, Mel was waiting for his owners to take him outside, but he couldn’t alert them with a bark. He doesn’t bark. He won’t bark. The bark has been beaten out of him.

While Michael Vick was running for glory, Mel was cowering toward a wall.

Every time the 4-year-old dog meets a stranger, he goes into convulsions. He staggers back into a wall for protection. He lowers his face and tries to hide. New faces are not new friends, but old terrors.

While Michael Vick was officially outracing his past Monday night, one of the dogs he abused cannot.

“Some people wonder, are we ever going to let Michael Vick get beyond all this?” said Richard Hunter, who owns Mel. “I tell them, let’s let Mel decide that. When he stops shaking, maybe then we can talk.”

I know, I know, this is a cheap and easy column, right? One day after the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback officially becomes an American hero again, just call the owner of one of the dogs who endured Vick’s unspeakable abuse and let the shaming begin.

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Tonya Haynes
Tonya Haynes
9 years ago

I am currently reading the book “Lost Dogs” about Michael Vicks’ dogs and have been crying everytime I pick up this book. I didn’t think I could hate this sick bastard anymore than I did already. It positively makes me sick that he is out there being hailed as a hero and making millions while these precious babies are paying the price of what he did to them everyday. God bless these dogs!

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

Vick should never have the opportunity to play again. Ever. What does that say? You can be utterly cruel to innocent animals,do a little time,pay a little penance and then go back for personal glory. He’s a pig.

Jerry
Jerry
9 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Vick served his time and has the right to continue with his life.  And being in the public eye, he has no choice but to condemn the practice of dog fighting.   I was a long time Philadelphia Eagle’s fan.  Gave up my season tickets when Vick became an Eagle.  Again, he has the right to be able to play football and I  have the right to not root for him.   Football fans only care if he can throw an accurate pass.  They would have rooted for Hitler if he could have thrown an accurate pass.   

3rdsworld
3rdsworld
9 years ago

Get over it people. He served his time, he has said many times he made mistakes. Let go. Move on and enjoy your time with your animals.

Nightridder420
Nightridder420
9 years ago
Reply to  3rdsworld

ITS THE DOGS THAT CANT FORGET.. HOW DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD FEEL IF IT WAS YOU THEY USED A BAIT THE MAN BETTER NOT WALK INFRONT OF MY CAR HE MIGHT END UP ROAD KILL….HATE HIM…

Shananscot
Shananscot
9 years ago
Reply to  3rdsworld

Everyone says they are sorry and they were wrong AFTER they are caught.

goneplayin
goneplayin
9 years ago
Reply to  3rdsworld

If he abused children, would you forgive him. I, and many others, consider our dogs part of the family and many would agree. Michael Vick can say he is sorry all he wants but I don’t think he should ever be allowed to forget what he did nor should he be allowed to play ball. He is not sorry for what he did.

DebbsHereNow
DebbsHereNow
9 years ago
Reply to  3rdsworld

If he truely served his time he would have been in jail for 33 years, that was all the charges against him. He has not served his time, just ask all of the dogs he tortured, abused and killed… Wise up! He is an abuser, not a hero

DurangoDoll
DurangoDoll
9 years ago

He didnt serve enough time. He should still be in there. Talk is cheap. Hell I can say I made a mistake. Doesn’t mean I really believe I did. Lets just say the first 10 times were a mistake, at some point common sense has to kick in. The mistake he made in his mind is that his trashy ghetto ass got caught. He’s a foul, discipable, heartless assmunch. I had such high hopes of him being Bubba’s new fling while he served his joke of a sentence. Roger Goodell needs a punt to the jewels for letting him back in the NFL. Instead of being a so called hero, he should be digging ditches with a flat head shovel. I hope he burns in hell and that all animal lovers take their pets to his grave to piss on it.

3rdsworld
3rdsworld
9 years ago

First off, nobody is calling him a hero. Secondly, your clearly a woman who has trouble letting go. He served his time in a federal prison because the FBI was involved. He’s allowed to get on with his life. If he wasn’t a professional athlete, nobody would have known about this or even cared. It’s because it was a national story that it made the news. Dogs died before he was involved and dogs will die the same way when he’s not involved. Move on with your life. Life is too short to hate.

Nightridder420
Nightridder420
9 years ago
Reply to  3rdsworld

BECOUSE HE IS A PROFESSIONAL HE SOUD HAVE KNOWN BETTER….AND HE IS THE HATER OF ANIMALS…IMAGINE STANDING BY A PEN WITH DOG RIPING EACH OTHER A PART OOOOO FUN TIME ….NOT….HE IS SICK AND IF YOU CAN WATCH THAT THEN YOU CAN WATCH SOMEONE BEING MURDERED…

Kenn Bell
9 years ago
Reply to  Nightridder420

Please don’t use All Caps. It’s very hard to read. Thanks!

Dianne28806
Dianne28806
9 years ago
Reply to  3rdsworld

THAT IS WHY WE KNOW ABOUT THIS THAT IS FOR SURE, BUT LET ME SAY THIS IF U CAN LET THIS GO, WOULD U LET SOMEONE THAT KILLED UR CHILD GET ON WITH HIS LIFE I THINK NOT. THOUGH HE DID NOT KILL A HUMAN HE DID UNTHINKABLE THINGS TO MAN’S BEST FRIEND AND THAT TO ME IS WORSE THEY CAN NOT SAY PLEASE DON’T BEAT ME AGAIN OR BETTER YET I DON’T WANT TO FIGHT THAT DOG HE COULD BE MY FRIEND AND WE COULD PLAY AND HAVE FUN WHY DO I HALF TO KILL HIM WHY DO WE HALF TO FIGHT. I DON’T HATE MICHAEL VICK I REALLY FEEL SORRY FOR A MAN THAT HAS ALL THE WORLD AT HIS FINGERS TIPS AND HE SHOWS THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD WHAT BEING IMPORTANT IS ALL ABOUT NOTHING THAT IS RIGHT I SAID SOME ONE THAT IS IMPORTANT IN THIS DAY AND AGE SHOWS THE CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE THAT DO WHAT EVER U WANT TO AND U DON’T HALF TO PAY MUCH AND THEN JUST GO BACK AS NOTHING EVER HAPPEN SO YES I DO HATE HIM AS DO ALL THE DOGS HE HURT AND KILLED

Kenn Bell
9 years ago
Reply to  Dianne28806

Please don’t use All Caps. It’s very hard to read. Thanks!

DurangoDoll
DurangoDoll
9 years ago

” I know, I know, this is a cheap and easy column, right? One day after the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback officially becomes an American hero again, just call the owner of one of the dogs who endured Vick’s unspeakable abuse and let the shaming begin”.

Wow, you must be MALE!!!!!! A female could read the above statement and get it. Hero and Vick mentioned in the same sentance. Should I draw you a pic now? I don’t have a problem letting go of anything that isn’t so bullshit laden to start with. Yes, we have all established he did his time. He didnt do enough is my whole point. I have no problem with him getting on with this life either, he shouldn’t of been able to do it in the NFL though. Its clear you are a Vick fan and thats perfectly fine. You may or may not agree with the things he did, thats fine also. I work in the abused animal programs in the town I live in and before you go spouting such nonsense about letting what he did go, get off your ass and go volunteer with abused animals. If you still think what he did should just be let go, then I will pray that you burn in hell also. I also realize there will always be some sort of trash doing this to animals. Stiffer penalties and longer jail time might solve that problem. Thanks to vick and his stupidity, I think in the future new laws will be passed to see that it does happen.

3rdsworld
3rdsworld
9 years ago

You work in an abused animal shelter? So you weren’t smart enough to be a vet and this was your last chance to work with animals? Your so emotionally invested in hating Michael Vick, you can’t see clearly. The only person calling Michael Vick a hero is you. Based on the laws by the government, he did all of the time that was required. You can’t be mad at him for that? You should be mad at the government for its loose penalties towards animal cruelty.
What about all of the other people that were involved? Why don’t you bring their names up and ridicule them like you are Michael Vick? Oh, I know, you don’t know the other names. It’s easier for you to target Michael Vick because he’s in the media more than the others.
How about you serve society in a better way.
How about you educate people at the animal shelter. Tell them to stop over populating the country with animals. I’m telling Bob Barker your not doing enough to help the pet population.
This is all your fault.

3rdsworld
3rdsworld
9 years ago

And stop acting like you are “saving” these dogs. You should consider their feelings more than your own and put them out of their own misery.
Sometimes the best way to save a dog is to let it die.

Pup Fan
9 years ago

This was an amazing story.

Dianne28806
Dianne28806
9 years ago

WE SHOULD BEAT THE BARK OUT OF MICHALE AND LEAVE HIM TO COWERING IN THE CORNOR HE NEEDS TO FEEL JUST WHAT HE DID TO THOSE DOGS AND AS FAR AS WATCHING HIM IN ALL HIS GLORY HE IS A DISGRACE TO THE HUMAN RACE FOR WHAT HE DID TO THOSE DOGS SHAME ON U MICHAEL VICK SHAME ON U

Kenn Bell
9 years ago
Reply to  Dianne28806

Please don’t use All Caps. It’s very hard to read. Thanks!

Burn Vick Alive
Burn Vick Alive
9 years ago

Vick deserves to be picked up by his legs and slammed into the floor until he dies. Or maybe we should strap him down so he can be raped over and over then shoot him in the face. If you think he gives a shit about his mistakes then you are a moron. He wants money, and the only way for you dumbasses to like him again is for him to say that he is sorry. I hope the next time he gets sacked he breaks his neck and is paralyzed from the neck down.

Motomo31
Motomo31
9 years ago

People ask when are we going to let Michael ‘Dick” get past this I say NEVER!!!  There are millions of of convicted felons out there who don’t get second chances. They pay for their crimes for the rest of their lives but because he can play a stupid game he gets to be a hero!! I say he is a piece of crap and always be a piece of crap!!!

Cheryl Jewhurst
9 years ago

Let’s be clear.  Vick didn’t do a day’s worth of jail time for animal cruelty nor did he ever acknowledge that he was guilty of animal cruelty.  All cruelty charges were dropped in his plea agreement and he was found guilty of and served time for participating in and financing dog fighting. He served 18 months.  Anyone else who was not a famous celebrity football star would have served 30 years.  Vick got off lightly and if he has to spend the remainder of his days looking over his shoulder and being “hounded” by me and the millions of animal advocates who think that as long as he is living and breathing, Vick has not done enough to atone for his sins against those dogs he beat, abused, tortured and killed, well that’s just too bad, so sad. 

It’s a scary reflection on those that would hold up pond scum like this as an American sports hero.  

Cheryl Jewhurst
9 years ago

Let’s be clear.  Vick didn’t do a day’s worth of jail time for animal cruelty nor did he ever acknowledge that he was guilty of animal cruelty.  All cruelty charges were dropped in his plea agreement and he was found guilty of and served time for participating in and financing dog fighting. He served 18 months.  Anyone else who was not a famous celebrity football star would have served 30 years.  Vick got off lightly and if he has to spend the remainder of his days looking over his shoulder and being “hounded” by me and the millions of animal advocates who think that as long as he is living and breathing, Vick has not done enough to atone for his sins against those dogs he beat, abused, tortured and killed, well that’s just too bad, so sad. 

It’s a scary reflection on those that would hold up pond scum like this as an American sports hero.  

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