Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Must Read Book-Saving Audie: A Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance

A fellow librarian brought this book into the Library recently and it's a must read. In 2007 NFL quarterback Michael Vick was arrested for running an illegal dog fighting operation. His Bad Newz Kennels were raided and 66 dogs removed from certain death. This book is about 1 of those dogs, Audie a pit bull, his rehabilitation and finding his "forever home".

The book is written for children but should be read by every animal lover. The pictures of the dogs living conditions in the woods behind Vicks multimillion dollar house are heartbreaking, as are the pictures of the scared dogs they found. But reading the story of Audie and looking at the pictures as the dogs get healthy, find homes and help others is amazing.

Saving Audie: A Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance is written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent with photos by William Munoz. Great information is included about the Bad Rap organization, the volunteers who evaluated the dogs and found them homes.

For more information on Bad Rap, visit their site:
To read about what happened to the dogs they rescued from Michael Vick, visit here:
I follow a great blog about 2 adopted pitbulls who live in Chicago with their loving owners. The pictures are wonderful and so are their stories about their beloved pets. Also great info on pit bulls and dog adoption. To check it out visit their blog at 2 Pitties in the City.

After serving 18 months in jail, Vick was released and reinstated by the NFL in 2009. He is starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles with a multimillion dollar salary. Shame on the NFL, the Eagles owners and management. Michael Vick is a bad man, one can only hope karma will get him.


Anonymous said...

Michel Vick was arrested in 2007 not 1997

Shannon Distel Scanlan said...

Thanks, I edited the date.