CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) -- The Humane Society says dozens of dogs
seized in an investigation into possible dogfighting on land owned
by Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick likely will be euthanized if
investigators determine they are fighting dogs.
John Goodwin, a spokesman for the Humane Society of the United
States, says almost 100 percent of animals seized in dogfighting
investigations are euthanized because they have a level of
aggression that makes them dangerous pets and neighbors.
Goodwin said he was speaking in generic terms only. He did not
have specific information about the dogs taken from Vick's home.
66 dogs, 55 of them pit bulls, were seized April 25th
when police conducting a drug investigation raided the house, which
Vick owned but said he rarely visited.
Police also found items associated with dog fighting.
No charges have been filed. Authorities involved met for nearly
two hours yesterday to go over their evidence, but said only that
the investigation is continuing.
Vick, a native of Newport News who starred at Virginia Tech, is
a registered dog breeder. He said he let a cousin, Davon Boddie,
live at the house, and that he didn't know a large kennel on the
property could be involved in criminal activity.