From Bad Newz to Good Newz: Michael Vick's House Turns Into Dog Rehab Center

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Michael Vick has had a bad rap since 2007. After being tried and convicted of operating a dog-fighting ring out of his Virgina home, Vick has been in and out of the news and hated by a lot of dog owners everywhere.

In an effort to save his "good" name, the Philadelphia Eagles player joined forces with the Humane Society to try to make up for the mistake he made. Many asked if it was possible that the player could become good again, but he was out on a mission to prove himself. Currently, he is supporting many dog groups and a movement that will turn his once abusive home into a rescue for needy dogs.

Once called "Bad Newz Kennels," Vick's 15-acre Virginia property that once housed the dog-fights, has now been turned into a dog rehab center. Dogs Deserve Better is a non-profit organization that purchased the estate and is working to transform it into a multi-million dollar rehab center for penned and chained dogs. The center will be named "Good Newz Rehabilitation Center" and will become a haven for formly abused animals.

The five-bedroom home currently houses 9 dogs, but soon they hope to house about 100 animals at the shelter, eventually moving up to 1,000 or so a year. The New York Daily News reported that Michael Vick supported the idea and was proud that an animal shelter had bought his property saying that, "I believe that a rescue group creating an animal sanctuary on the property is beneficial for the community."

In an ironic twist of events, it seems possible that the once abuser can have a change of heart. Do you think that the player has had a genuine change or do you think he is doing it for publicity? Tell us in a comment below or on our Facebook page.



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