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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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46.

DC    

Rip sweet baby

429 days ago
47.

missnyfl    

A big thank you to the people that helped those poor dogs, and to people that help animals in general. Rip, lucas

429 days ago
48.

Chilltopia    

Here come all the PETA psychos

429 days ago
49.

pseudonym    

Poor doggy :(

429 days ago
50.

taxi21    

I highly recommend all take time to watch "Dogtown." Specifically the episode that shows the tremendous amount of work and love that was done to rehabilitate the Vicktory Dogs.

429 days ago
51.

tara    

it's so sad to see that dog's face with scars from being chewed up.

429 days ago
52.

Bill    

How come we can not euthanized Vick?

429 days ago
53.

buttercup    

Good lord TMZ why'd ya have to go and round up these crazed people

429 days ago
54.

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid    

I came home one day and there was a stray pit bull standing in my driveway. I was scared to death because of the reputation and he was a mean looking dog. When he saw me, he came straight towards me....and wagged his tail and wanted to play, play, play. He was a sweet dog and a big old baby. Anyway, it hung around for a while to play and then my Chihuahua (who is mean - that breed is very territorial and can be vicious) ran him off and he yelped all the way home. We found out later he belonged to some new neighbors and had escaped out of the fence. He comes by to visit once in a while, but leaves when he sees the vicious Chihuahua.

429 days ago
55.

Rori    

. how dare you tmz call him a grand champion it is bad enough what he had to go through and Carry those scars. He did not choose to fight and it is disgusting that you call him michael vick's dog because MV never loved or cared for him like pet owners are suppose too. He had health complication due to what MV put him through so please done call him Mv dog please change it former or you could put vicktory dog Lucas former MV Dog Fighting dog passed away. I know he is just an animal but he deserves some respect.

429 days ago
56.

billybulldog    

That is sad.Ive had good pitbulls.one was a fighter before i had him.he was great.
people never will forgive Mike.i believe he has repented.
RIP Lucas.
Support the ASPCA and the Humane Society.

429 days ago
57.

barbarella    

**** michael vick, and his evil ways. This dog is dead, but Michael Vick will die

429 days ago
58.

Denise    

OMG! Look at his tongue! It's ripped in several places. Makes me sick how these dogs are treated.

429 days ago
59.

anyasnecklace    

Sorry that the dog is dead, but glad someone gave him some peace after the hell michael vick put him through. Best Friends did good.

Michael Vick got off way too easy.

429 days ago
60.

Jennifer    

Very sad news.

I think that Michael Vick should be euthanized!! ....
and not humanely!!

429 days ago
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