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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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61.

Cathy1967    

shame on Michale for being allowed to own more dogs let alone continue to play ugh

403 days ago
62.

Jennifer    

Very sad....

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

403 days ago
63.

Big Mark 91    

I only wish Vick was put in gen pop when he was in prison, the Aryan Brotherhood would have wasted his ass!

403 days ago
64.

SJK    

Can't Michael Vicks be euthanized as well?

403 days ago
65.

dee    

And Vick has a football career, TV show and we are supposed to forgive him for "serving time". Right. Not enough time served. He strangled and electrocuted dogs. But hey, as long as he knows how to throw a pig skin, all us forgiven. I truly wish the most excruciating death possible on him and his entire family. Call me whatever you want. Don't care. He needs to experience the pain he inflicted on those innocent creatures.

403 days ago
66.

c    

God bless you, Lucas.

Burn in hell Michael Vick.

403 days ago
67.

dee    

And it's not "Michael Vick's Dog" it's Michael Vick's VICTIM. That s*** really just keeps getting it easy.

403 days ago
68.

midwaymonster    

Good

403 days ago
69.

Tiffany    

Michael Vick should be put in a fighting ring with 20 angry pit bulls and have to fight for his life! And think the court system allowed him to own another animal!!! Pathetic coward.

403 days ago
70.

derrick    

The U.S. is full of people that cares more about dogs than their fellow citizens. Sad.

403 days ago
71.

6one9    

FLUCK Michael Vick!!!
I still hate that douche bag!!!!

403 days ago
72.

Tiffany    

And to think the court system allowed him to get another animal! He is a sorry excuse of a human. I think he should be thrown into the middle of a fighting ring and use him as the bait!

403 days ago
73.

devilgirl    

Poor Lucas! At least he lived his remaining days at the wonderful Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. That place is amazing and I know he was finally a happy dog being there.

If people are looking for a great place to donate and help animals, do donate to Best Friends.

403 days ago
74.

MikeBenvito    

They act as if it was a human being killed

403 days ago
75.

M    

Is dogfighting legal in the USA?? Im from Europe so I'm not sure.

403 days ago
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