A source close to the situation explained:
Michael Vick News Archive
They're the Vicktory Dogs: The pooches rescued from Michael Vick's dog fighting ring.
The pups were saved waaay back in 2007, but it was just National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, so we got to wondering, where are they now??
Originally, some people said that the dogs were brutalized and trained to be killers, so they should be put down. That's awful!
An abused, strong dog surrounded by violence doesn't sound like a
Michael Vick's former dog Lucas, who was rescued from the NFL player's despicable dog fighting organization, was humanely euthanized because of his declining health and subsequent problems.
Lucas was one of Vick's most vicious dogs, and therefore was ruled by a judge that the pit bull could never be adopted.
However, the people who took care of Lucas at the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah claim Lucas was the friendliest and most lovable dog there.
Here's what the CEO of the society said about Lucas:
It is hard to feel sympathetic towards a guy like Michael Vick if you're a dog lover.
But violence against violence is NOT the answer!
Vick recently had to cancel stops on his book tour because he was reportedly receiving death threats from anonymous people who still hate his guts.
But Vick is undeterred and will continue his tour.
Although he is confused why some people he's never met are threatening his life.