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Michael Vick

Pit Bull Euthanized

After Dogfighting Career

6/20/2013 12:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sad news in the dog world -- the top pit bull from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring has been euthanized.

The dog -- named Lucas -- was humanely euthanized Wednesday at the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah because of accumulating health problems. He was around 13 years old.

Lucas -- who was Vick's grand champion -- was one of nearly 2 dozen dogs that were rehabilitated at BFAS after they were rescued from the ring in 2007. Unfortunately, Lucas was not allowed to be adopted because of his vicious fighting history -- and therefore had to remain a lifetime-care dog at the animal sanctuary.

We're told Lucas was  one of the friendliest dogs at the sanctuary -- and never stopped grinning.

Best Friends CEO Gregory Castle said, it was "a blessing in every way to be around him and to witness the wonderful effects on everyone he met."

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Rob    

I was listening to the news on the radio and it said another little girl was mauled to death by a dog, and before they even finished the first sentence, I thought, "pit bull." In the next sentence it said it was a family pet, a pit bull.
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Every one of those animals should be killed.

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bitterexfan    

Glad that he got to live out the rest of his life in a peaceful place where he was loved and not tortured.

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Mikey    

t was "a blessing in every way to be around him and to witness the wonderful effects on everyone he met."


Except the few dogs that he killed, but no dog is perfect.

400 days ago
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ima toole    

Michael Vick is a stupid athlete and nothing more. Hope he goes bankrupt again.

400 days ago
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Donka Do Ball    

A reminder that Michael Vick should be euthanized.

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Mikey    

He was 81 in dog years. Mike Tysons life mirrors this dogs life.

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gegeok    

Glad they said he was a friendly dog...... In the end... he was better provided for.....

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Mikey    

Actually the dog was 91 in human years.

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Shoozie    

So, this dog was nothing but friendly and grinned the entire last 6 years of his life. You mean to tell me that he could not be adopted out to a special needs foster home? A home maybe with no kids, no other pets etc.?

400 days ago
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Lucky_130    

I like dogs, they make better friends than people

400 days ago
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LornaDane    

Still think Vick got off waaaaay too easy. I think we should have let his pits have a go at him and then thrown his ass in jail for 10 years. Horrible piece of human trash

400 days ago
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I LOVE MY NIPPLES    

I wish they would euthanize Michael Vick! He is a SICK, DEMENTED, TWISTED, KILLER that should have NEVER been realeased from jail. All dogs go to Heaven! Sick people like Michael Vick get to go to HELL for an ENTERNITY!

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Mel    

Michael Vick should be euthanized in a not so humanely way!

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KissMint    

I never wanted a pit bull. Scared from the bad rep and stories i heard/read.

One day one was at my house, lost, dumped, no tags, nobody claimed her. At the time there were 20 pit bulls at shelter in our area waiting to be adopted so she's been with us for almost 2 years now. Very sweet dog .

400 days ago
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SheDontCare    

They couldn't have let him die naturally ...

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