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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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It's sad that the little girl got killed but at the end of the day, overall...humans are the biggest killers that ever existed. Don't blame the breed, blame the owners. Statistics will show you that other breeds are just as capable of attacking, the media just don't rant about it.
RIP Lucas, your history is the result of twisted humans! Bx

497 days ago


I say lets put Killer Vick in a locked cage and have him mauled alive.

497 days ago


Vick should lose a leg and arm in a major car crash with multiple face injuries, then die slow and painfully..

497 days ago


look at how scarred his poor face is.

496 days ago


Why is Lucas being called Michael Vick's dog??? He was rescued from a life of torture by a caring and loving group of people at Best Friends. I spent time with Lucas-he was as gentle and sweet as could be.
He was well taken care of and loved by his care takers and every visitor that had the opportunity to meet him. The only thing that we can due is to get more active to stop dog fighting and put the psychopaths that do this in prison. Bless the people at Best Friends that helped and loved Lucas and the other dogs.

496 days ago


I hope michael vick dies a painful and horrible death for what he did to Lucas and all of the other dogs he tortured. He is a worthless piece of **** and should be put in the pit to fight which i would pay to see. I have a pit and she is a beautiful loving girl. MICHAEL IS A S*** BAG and that will never charge and will never be forgiven for what he did. He is the real animal and worthless in my eyes.

496 days ago

She Wolf    

made me feel like crying looking at the dog.... i hate people who abuse animals , they only do it because the animals are so innocent and helpless. RIP Lucas

495 days ago


Sounds like there's more to the Michael Vick story:


It's too late to help the dogs, but it's not too late to help someone expose the truth. BTW, she says on her website that proceeds go to no kill animal shelters.

480 days ago
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