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The Resource The lost dogs : Michael Vick's pit bulls and their tale of rescue and redemption, Jim Gorant

The lost dogs : Michael Vick's pit bulls and their tale of rescue and redemption, Jim Gorant

Label
The lost dogs : Michael Vick's pit bulls and their tale of rescue and redemption
Title
The lost dogs
Title remainder
Michael Vick's pit bulls and their tale of rescue and redemption
Statement of responsibility
Jim Gorant
Title variation
lost dogs
Title variation remainder
Michael Vicks pit bulls and their tale of rescue and redemption
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book tells the story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend, in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty. Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dog fighting operation. But what became of the dozens of dogs who survived? As the author discovered, their story is the truly newsworthy aspect of this case. Expanding on his Sports Illustrated cover story, this book traces the effort to bring Vick to justice and turns the spotlight on these infamous pit bulls, which were saved from euthanasia by an outpouring of public appeals coupled with a court order that Vick pay nearly a million dollars in "restitution" to the dogs. As an ASPCA led team evaluated each one, they found a few hardened fighters, but many more lovable, friendly creatures desperate for compassion. In this book, we meet these amazing animals, a number of which are now living in loving homes, while some even work in therapy programs: Johnny Justice participates in Paws for Tales, which lets kids get comfortable with reading aloud by reading to dogs; Leo spends three hours a week with cancer patients and troubled teens. At the heart of the stories are the rescue workers who transformed the pups from victims of animal cruelty into healing caregivers themselves
Summary
Traces the rescue story of dozens of dogs that survived NFL player Michael Vick's dog-fighting operation, offering details of the efforts to bring Vick to justice and the rehabilitation of the traumatized dogs
Tone
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
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356887
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DLC
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Gorant, Jim
Dewey number
636.08/32
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4746
LC item number
.G67 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Vick, Michael
  • Dog rescue
  • Animal welfare
  • Pit bull terriers
Target audience
adult
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Michael Vick's pit bulls and their tale of rescue and redemption
Label
The lost dogs : Michael Vick's pit bulls and their tale of rescue and redemption, Jim Gorant
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
786369
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781592405503
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010019125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781592405503
  • (OCoLC)526057529
Label
The lost dogs : Michael Vick's pit bulls and their tale of rescue and redemption, Jim Gorant
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
786369
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781592405503
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010019125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781592405503
  • (OCoLC)526057529

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