In my local community of Christchurch, New Zealand, I am sponsoring a community viewing of The Champions, a documentary by Darcy Dennett. Proceeds will go to four local dog charities: K9 Rescue and Rehoming, SPCA Canterbury, Dogwatch and Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue.
This film, which follows the story of some of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels, is a good news story. It makes you think about recovery and a dog’s capacity to endure and survive. Since I am very familiar with the work of the Best Friends Animal Society, it is also great to see the work done by them and BADRAP in San Francisco in finding these dogs homes.
I commend this film to you and encourage you to see it for yourselves.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand
Previous posts relevant to the Vick case and dog fighting include:
- Life lessons from the Vicktory dogs
- Michael Vick wants a dog (for his kids)
- Meet Jonny Justice
- Dog fighting: the voiceless victims
- I’m friends with a Pit Bull…and so are 2,764 others
- Michael Vick – a time for forgiveness?