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Best Friends Animal Society Responds To Obama, Vick Second Chance Story

When the President Calls About the Vick Dogs

By Francis Battista For Best Friends

Now that President Obama has jumped on the Michael Vick bandwagon with an official call to Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie to congratulate him for giving the quarterback another chance, all of us here at Best Friends are waiting for a call from the White House to congratulate us for giving Vick’s dogs a second chance. I’m quite sure that the other organizations that also took on some of the canine survivors of the football star’s dogfighting operation are similarly poised.

The conventional wisdom on this is that the president’s people have put their finger to the wind and decided that Michael Vick has been sanitized for political consumption by his success. (It’s interesting to speculate how he would be perceived if he were having a lousy year.) Personally, I’m kind of tired of hearing and reading about Michael Vick and wish that the media would lose its obsession with the man, especially since any mention of or concern about the dogs who managed to escape with their lives from his care is conspicuously absent from his public statements.

While we no longer wait by the phone for a call from Mr. Vick asking after his dogs, the likelihood of a call from the president has brought new esprit to the switchboard team and I’ve put together some notes on those we call the Vicktory dogs in case someone puts the historic call through to me by mistake. The conversation will go something like this:

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Tammy Zaluzney
Tammy Zaluzney
11 years ago

Good for Francis. Good for Best Friends. Shame on you Mr. President. I respect and support in many things. In this I do neither.

11 years ago

Thank you so much for taking care of Michael Vicks dogs. You are wonderful and I agree with you completly. I would hope that you would get a call from the president.

Pup Fan
11 years ago

Thank you for this post… good for Best Friends.

Jim Murray
Jim Murray
11 years ago

I have become one of the many progressives disappointed in the President. This politically motivated grab at a few votes while ignoring the rescue efforts of the Best Friends Animal Society that
provided a sanctuary for 22 victims of Vick’s evil
brutality is unbecoming a true leader. Go to the phone Obama and make the call we all know you should make!

11 years ago

had no respect for this “wanne-be” president previously, now it’s even less.


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