The dog in the header is PEPE, and he, unfortunately, may well belong to Michael Vick. That’s the bad news. The good news is Pepe looks to be the main dog at Vick’s dog breeding operation so at least he’s enjoying the perks of Canine Crazy Town. Check it out at www.vicksk9kennels.com. Not kidding.
And so…According to the Daily Press, Vick is in the "hot seat" as the Humane Society of the U.S. wonders why no charges have been filed yet in the dogfighting investigation that centers on the former Surry County property of NFL quarterback and Newport News native Michael “Holy, S*** I Must Be A Moron” Vick.
But animal control officials say they have strong evidence in the case.
"This is one of the rare times we've actually found a pit," said Kathy Strouse, Chesapeake's animal control coordinator. "When you find something like a pit, that's pretty good evidence." Strouse has been investigating dogfighting for about 14 years. So you don’t just install the dog fighting pit to increase the value of your home? Who knew? Those Vicks, they're clever!
Last month, the investigation there netted evidence, including a bloodstained carpet - used in dogfighting pits to give dogs traction - as well as scarred pit bulls, drugs to reduce swelling, dog-training equipment and a training regimen etched in a wall, said John Goodwin, the Humane Society's deputy manager of animal-fighting issues.
"I don't know what else they would need," Goodwin said. "There are a lot of other people in Virginia that have gone to jail for dogfighting with significantly less evidence than that. There is not a shadow of a doubt when you have all those pieces together."
Strouse also said that an informant has said there is a witness who can put Vick at a dogfight.
Vick, who plays for the Atlanta Falcons, didn't live in the Surry house, but his cousin did. The house was subsequently sold in less than a day last week. Check out the pool (giggle) and the kennels (creepy).
A picture of a presa canario stud named Pepe is featured prominently on the Web site. "Look at this ultimate canine that is highly intelligent, powerful, well-framed, and has tenacious courage. ... You are looking at a well-qualified family pet and protector." The Web site also states, "We do not promote, support, or raise dogs for fighting."
But, we will fight the livin’ s*** out of your dog if you happen to drop by. PAR-TAY!