The pit bulls rescued from disgraced NFL star Michael Vick's underground fighting ring are getting a rare second chance, the Washington Post reports. A federal judge ordered each dog evaluated individually and fined Vick $1 million for their care. Now, 25 of the 49 dogs have been adopted into foster homes while the rest are being rehabilitated at animal sanctuaries.
Animal experts renamed the dogs or gave them names for the first time. Some now go by Iggy, Zippy, Hazel, and Squeaker. Leo now wears a clown collar and visits cancer patients as a certified therapy dog, and Gracie gets along fine with her owner's cats. "Their main problem was not aggressiveness but isolation," said an expert.