Convicted Dog Fighter Michael Vick Now Has a Dog for a Pet

It seems that in the end, Eagles QB Michael Vick, who spent time in jail for dog fighting, now has a dog for a pet.

Vick released a statement Thursday confirming that his family had recently obtained a dog.

“I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family’s decision to care for a pet,” Vick said in a statement released by his publicist. “As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals.

“I want to ensure that my children establish a loving bond and treat all of God’s creatures with kindness and respect. Our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family. This is an opportunity to break the cycle. To that end, I will continue to honor my commitment to animal welfare and be an instrument of positive change.”


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