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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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76.

Real n the field    

Funny how your devils didn't mind black slaves fighting till their deaths for your entertainment
(See Django) pleasure..so @uck off!

434 days ago
77.

mary jo     

can people stop always listening to the media about these dogs they are really sweet animals and any dog or animal can maul something maybe you should blame the owners and not the dogs ROB, I hope dog had a happy life after he was taken from Michael Vick and may he R.I.P

434 days ago
78.

Stef    

A group called Dogs Deserve Better bought that VA property and turned it into the Good Newz Rehab Center instead of Vick's Bad Newz Kennels. The dogs get bathed in the master bath Jacuzzi. LOL

434 days ago
79.

flora68    

Poor dog. At least his troubles are over. And thirteen is a relatively long life for a pit bull, ESPECIALLY one that's been fought! RIP, Lucas.

434 days ago
80.

xrodriguez    

he had some good years with loving people I am glad he got to see some good out out the wretched human race

434 days ago
81.

sugarkisses    

I will never forgive Michael Vick for what he did, no matter the time he may have served or the restitutions he may have made. Anyone who can do what he did to a dog is seriously sick as a human being.

434 days ago
82.

Toilethead    

Too bad they can't euthanize Michael Vick. The world would be a better place without him.

434 days ago
83.

Tiggy    

U Vick, I still can't stand the effing bastErd!!! It's the owners NOT the dogs. Did you see the scares on the dogs face, too bad someone can't do that to Vick as a reminder so when Vick looked in the mirror everyday he would be reminded of what a worthless PIECE OF **** he truly is....hope Vick dies a long miserable massively painful death when his time comes.

434 days ago
84.

Fiona    

I own a Staffordshire Bullterrier.....he is the most loyal, loving dog, his best friend is a cat and he sleeps in my bed every night.

434 days ago
85.

Sconnie    

How about you put down the wank*r that caused this?

434 days ago
86.

Sconnie    

What a shame, dog loses its life but that fandan gets to make millions? poor show

434 days ago
87.

Celiasue Hecht    

http://celiasue.com/2013/06/20/rip-sweet-lucas/

434 days ago
88.

Diana    

Micheal Vick sucks. If it weren't for the money to be made through him he would have been persona non grata totally.

434 days ago
89.

eqquesz    

TYPICAL PIMP GLADIATOR ROLE

434 days ago
90.

DeeMaree    

Lucas is running happily in the next life. Glad he got to finish his life in this world in such a happy loving place. People who train dogs to fight and torture, maim, and kill those that won't, love the brutality of dog fighting. I would trust one of the dogs trained to fight before I would ever trust one of the humans that forced that life on them.

434 days ago
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