Vick's Dogs Will Live

Court orders all but one of 49 former fighters to be cared for
By Lucas Laursen,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2007 4:53 AM CDT
Atlanta Falcons football player Michael Vick, center, pleads guilty to federal dogfighting charges as he is flanked by his attorney's Billy Martin , left, and Lawrence Woodward, in the courtroom of Judge...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Fallen football star Michael Vick's former fighting dogs will be taken into homes and employment, with just one to be euthanized, reports CNN. The former Atlanta Falcons player was found guilty of dog fighting charges and faces sentencing in December. Police have 49 dogs in custody from his operation, and have allowed experts to analyze the animals.

After the dogs’ behavior was studied, the experts recommended whether they were fit for training as police dogs, care by families, placement in a sanctuary or euthanasia. Only one dog "exhibited intense aggression to humans to the point where the evaluation could not safely be completed.”