Many of the pit bulls Michael Vick illegally trained to fight have better days ahead, the AP reports. Experts have evaluated the more than 50 dogs taken from the quarterback’s property—and only one showed aggression. The rest were transported to rescue groups nationwide; 13 took an unlikely cross-country trip to Oakland to be groomed for eventual foster care.
The dogs’ good natures were “completely the opposite of what we were led to believe,” said one evaluator, and “much to our amazement,” said another, an assistant US attorney agreed to let the Oakland group handle the dogs. Now, scarred fighters are living lives of luxury. Said one caretaker of her new pet: “He’s turning out to be a man of high class.”