Last week I was flipping through the channels and caught the tail end of this MSNBC segment that follows up with a few dogs that were once prized fighters in Michael Vick's pack. We've already seen how well Leo has turned out through intensive training, and now we get a glimpse at the lives of Lucas and Georgia, who are being rehabilitated in California and Utah. Although Pit Bulls are generally stereotyped and given a bad rep from horrible stories (like the Vick case) and irresponsible pet parenting, these pooches prove that no matter what your past looks like, there's always room for love.
“He was a little like a caveman at a tea party. . . He didn’t have a lot of training." That's how Leo's new owner described this pooch rescued from Michael Vick's Bad Newz Kennel. Like many of the dogs rescued from the horrific conditions, Leo's spending time with a special trainer to determine his placeability as a pet. Living with Marthina McClay, president of Our Pack, an advocacy group for pit bulls in Los Gatos, Calif, see what he's up to now in this video.
Boy, is he a success! After successfully completing five weeks of intensive training, he now shares his joy for life with cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy at nearby Camino Infusion Center.