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Michael Vick’s Dogfighting Pit Bull Euthanized

Published by on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 10:00 am.

(Photo: AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

It’s the end of an era both for Michael Vick and one of his ex-top canines. Vick’s former pooch, Lucas was humanely euthanized on Wednesday at the Best Friend Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. The 13-year old dog was suffering from accumulating health problems.

Lucas was rescued from the dogfighting ring circuit in 2007, after that time he was rehabilitated with nearly two-dozen dogs that also spent time in the ring. Despite his new life, Lucas wasn’t eligible for adoption because of his fighting history — he was Vick’s grand champion. Instead Lucas was a lifetime care dog at the animal sanctuary. But the CEO for Best Friends Gregory Castle said it was, “a blessing in every way to be around him… ”

Guess that’s why they call them man’s best friend.

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