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click on link above to article: "PA. Group wins Bid to turn Bad Newz Kennels Into Dog Rehab Center"

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"Tonight Tamira Thayne, founder of Dogs Deserve Better, announced that her group had secured approval for a loan to buy the Surry County property from an investor who bought it arouind the time Vick was charged with federal dog fighting ring - for which he would later serve 18 months in prison - but had been unable to sell it.
With the help of donations large and small Thayne was able to raise one third of the $595,000 selling price for the 15-acre property which includes a 4,600-square-foot house.
"We are ecstatic to get on the ground and start the transformation of this property and the entire community which was brought to its knees by the brutality that occurred. It's a new day; we are sending a message that animal abuse is out of line with what our country's citizens want. Dogs are family members, part of the pack, and we must honor and respect them as such.
Thayne says she plans to build a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center for chained and penned dogs that will be known as DDB Good Newz Rehab Center for Chained and Penned Dogs. She also plans build a memorial for the unknown number of dogs who cruelly lost their lives on the property - some of them at the hands of the star quarterback who admitted torturing and killing his pit bulls that lost in the fighting ring. "
 

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I'm glad they're finding a good use for the property. Though if I was in charge I'd burn the whole thing to the ground first.
 

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click on link above to article: "PA. Group wins Bid to turn Bad Newz Kennels Into Dog Rehab Center"

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"Tonight Tamira Thayne, founder of Dogs Deserve Better, announced that her group had secured approval for a loan to buy the Surry County property from an investor who bought it arouind the time Vick was charged with federal dog fighting ring - for which he would later serve 18 months in prison - but had been unable to sell it.
With the help of donations large and small Thayne was able to raise one third of the $595,000 selling price for the 15-acre property which includes a 4,600-square-foot house.
"We are ecstatic to get on the ground and start the transformation of this property and the entire community which was brought to its knees by the brutality that occurred. It's a new day; we are sending a message that animal abuse is out of line with what our country's citizens want. Dogs are family members, part of the pack, and we must honor and respect them as such.
Thayne says she plans to build a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center for chained and penned dogs that will be known as DDB Good Newz Rehab Center for Chained and Penned Dogs. She also plans build a memorial for the unknown number of dogs who cruelly lost their lives on the property - some of them at the hands of the star quarterback who admitted torturing and killing his pit bulls that lost in the fighting ring. "
Thanks you for the post.
 

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I think it is good turn a place of horror into something positive. Michael vick on the other hand is a dirt bag I think his punishment was a joke.
 

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I have completely lost interest in the NFL because of the whole thing. Have not watched a single game this year. Though it helps that my alma mater's college football is doing better and I can actually feel good about supporting them...
 

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Honestly, I really object to spending that kind of money to buy the property purely for symbolic purposes. Surely they could have found an appropriate site for much less? Shouldn't this money have gone to actually HELP ANIMALS?

What a waste.....
 

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Surely they could have found an appropriate site for much less? Shouldn't this money have gone to actually HELP ANIMALS?
probably true if you only look at the expense side there is a calculated risk the site alone will help in fund raising efforts and more than pay for itself.
 
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