by ecorazzicontributor
Categories: Animals.

An animal rights group is closing a deal to purchase Michael Vick‘s old home and convert it to a dog sanctuary.

We told you about these initial plans from Dogs Deserve Better, and the controversy surrounding it; the views being that it could be cathartic to help save dogs on a spot that was formerly used for abuse, while opponents thought it in poor taste to put more dogs on an area so haunted by pain.

The 4,600 square-foot home and 15-acre property formerly served as the headquarters for the dog fighting Vick ended up being convicted for, but now the group hopes to convert it into a rehab center for rescue dogs with the long term goal of finding them adoptive homes.

The deal is expected to close by the end of May, and the non-profit has already raised over $175,000 to help them transform Vick’s home into the Good Newz Rehab Center.

“We are ecstatic to get on the ground and start the transformation of this property and the entire community which was brought to its knees by the brutality that occurred,” said Tamira Thayne, DDB’s founder. “It’s a new day; we are sending a message that animal abuse is out of line with what our country’s citizens want. Dogs are family members, part of the pack, and we must honor and respect them as such.”

What do you think about this is it a smart move?

Via Vegetarian Star

  • Jessica lee

    I think its a great idea, any place that can b a safe haven for animals is a good place!!

  • Lynne

    It’s a good idea but I firmly believe they will have to do a cleansing of the bad energy. That place must be infested with an energy and scent that we might not feel but a dog would certainly be able to pick up. A death scent.

  • Veronica Dickey

    I think this is an excellent idea and have already made a donation to help make it happen! Now Dogs Deserve Better is going to section off an area as a memorial to the dogs that suffered and also use the area to educate the public on the evils of dog fighting. I think that should take care of the bad energy.

    Now if Michael Vick is truly changed, why doesn’t he just donate the property to Dogs Deserve Better?

  • Jennifer

    This is a fabulous idea. It would be really great if Michael Vick gave the property to this group and donated the money for the renovation.

  • Roxanna W

    I think it’s a great idea!! How fitting!! I think the love and compassion that the dogs will receive there will distill any negative energy that may be there.

  • Kelly Brauer

    Yes I do understand not wanting animals on “haunted” grounds where such abuse was so prevalent…BUT this whole Country has been built upon the ashes, abuses, and wickedness of many! Why not turn such negativity from this place and make it a worthwhile POSITIVE for the animals so desperately in need of a positive in their lives!

  • Aleta Whitten

    I think Vick should donate some money to help out.

  • Susan Uriarte

    I don’t think this is a good idea…I think this is an absolutely GREAT idea!!! I completely agree with the other posters who said that Sicko Vicko should give money/donate the house to DDB. Bottom line is that a house of unspeakable horrors is now going to be transformed into a house of hope, love, happiness, and positive, new beginnings!!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH DDB!!!