Michael Vick’s Pit Bull Leading Happy Life In New York

BETHLEHEM, N.Y. (AP) – A pit bull rescued from football star Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring is now leading a happy life in upstate New York.

The dog, now named Jhumpa Jones, lives in Bethlehem, near Albany.

Her owner, Kathleen Price, tells the Times Union newspaper that the dog has gained about 25 pounds since she was seized from the quarterback’s home in Smithfield, Va.

Forty-seven of the pit bulls seized from Vick’s kennel were taken in by animal sanctuaries or adopted.

The animals were held as evidence in his 2007 trial.

Vick pleaded guilty to federal felony charges and served 21 months in prison, plus two months in home confinement.

He is now back in the NFL playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  • SHELLY in Bensalem

    Of course they’re happy. My Pit is the sweetest most loving dog ever.

  • Dee

    Vick is a sick individual. We all know the despicable abuse that these babies endured. They cried, cowered and suffered unmercifully at the hands of those sociopaths. The same babies that have emotion as we do.. joy, happiness loyalty sadness and pain. My prayers remain with them. As for Vick he is a despicable human being. For anyone to be a part of this .. no words
    May those babies that suffered and survived and those that lost their lives may they rest in peace. God has them in his loving arms

  • grumpy

    Just keep watching, Vick will soon go backwards to the Vick he once was.

  • Pam

    When will everyone let this go?Michael Vick did his time and turned his life around!

    • Kim from Philadelphia

      why should he be left alone,how would you like to be one of those dogs&he gave you electric shocks all over your body??? i bet you wouldn”t say let it go then!!!! now would you???? people like you are the reason why animal abusers are so easily dismissed because its not you that its happening to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bill

    Happy??? The dog should be delirious!!!!!!!!!!!!

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