The Lost Dogs

The Lost Dogs

Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption

Audiobook CD - 2010
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Jim Gorant chronicles the heart-wrenching story of Michael Vick's twisted dog-fighting operation. After the ring was busted, animal rescuers were shocked when they discovered that the majority of the caged pit bulls were actually friendly, lovable animals. Here, Gorant describes the efforts to introduce the rescued dogs back into a normal living situation.
Published: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audio, p2010.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781441758323
Branch Call Number: SPOKEN CD 636.0832 GOR
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (10 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Garcia, Paul Michael


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AgilityQueen Mar 23, 2017

I found this book very disturbing, but also enlightening as to how our justice system views animals. Luckily, this situation turned some well intentioned thoughts about the ability to rehabilitate fighting dogs upside down. Only one dog of the 50+ that were rescued was too aggressive to be rehabilitated. I'm so glad they took the time to use professional Animal Behaviorists to evaluate these poor dogs and give them at least a little happiness after a life filled with torture.

May 22, 2013

Everyone who loves dogs, or just cares, should listen to this book. Some people have suggested that Vick was picked on because he was a successful, black sportstar, who pulled himself out of a bad situation. But after listening to this book, I see him as a rich celebrity that manages to pay MOST of his way out of punishment. People should not be able to do anything, ANYTHING, this bad and get away with it. It doesn't matter if you are rich or poor, black or white; whether you destroy a human's life or an animal's - most people do not bother to think about the consequences... I read recently that Vick has a new dog and is taking training lessons at a pet store with his kid... I believe in redemption, but I hope that people never forget what he did; what his crew did. All of them were terribly cruel. You can't beat dogs to death and not think that it can't affect you. That is the sort of thing that will leave scars on your soul. Anyone, whether it is hunters killing endangered animals for fun/profit, or dog fighting rings... it doesn't matter these people have done evil things and you should never forget that... That said, there is much redemption and hope for the humane treatment of all animals in our society in this tragic story.

Jan 04, 2013

Very sad, but good book.

Paws2Read Oct 11, 2012

This is an excellent book profiling the cruelty dished out by a football celebrity, the amazing resiliency of Pit Bulls, and the love and dedication of some amazing dog rescuers. Jim Gorant (also the author of another great read, WALLACE) has given us a firsthand look into the heartless world of dog fighters, and the determination of those who rescue dogs. Cowards fight dogs – Hero’s fight FOR them. At times a difficult book to read because of Michael Vick’s actions but well worth your time and tears to see how these dogs and their rescuers succeed the first time Pit Bull fighting dogs were allowed to live.

aced2000 Oct 10, 2012

Another great must read for the same pre-conceived brainwashed notions on certain dog breeds....can be very sad & upsetting what these dogs go through and how a public celebrity outright lies and gets a slap on the wrist for killing many dogs all for money & GREED! The ones that make it through all this end up with a happy ending!


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