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After all 48 dogs were evaluated; the USDA gave permission to the rescuers to transfer the remaining 16 dogs who were not yet adopted. Three of those dogs were taken by rescue groups to the east coast and the other thirteen were loaded up in a rented RV and headed west with the Bad Rap team. This was by no means an easy mission. They also had to be very careful of their route and which towns they drove through, because many towns have breed specific legislation in place against pit bulls. After a long trek across country, with many stops lasting hours to insure all dogs got walked and relived themselves, the team finally made it to the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Comments (28)
Apr 7, 2008 caramel
I'm blown away by the extremes of what people do. Thank goodness we're not all bad and that some are angels.
Apr 7, 2008 brookevb
The breed specific legislation (BSL) that made it dangerous to travel with these dogs exists not only in communities with breed bans, but also in homes and apartment complexes across the country. Countless Pit Bulls die without a chance to be adopted because of landlords who do not allow tenants to have them. If this discrimination could be alleviated, many, many more would be saved. USAA and Farmers are both Pit Bull friendly companies that offer homeowners insurance!
Apr 8, 2008 denawolves
You guys did a really good thing. You could probably have used more help! The dogs look really happy on their big adventure- as if they'd never been abused at all! Just goes to show you the true nature of the bully dogs- another fine example of man's best friend.
Apr 17, 2008 bonbon1122
thank god for angels like you who puts it all on the line to find good homes for the all 16 dogs.You done a good thing for the dogs if I had been in your place I would have done the same thing.
Apr 28, 2008 yarch
thank god for wonderful and patient people like you for doing what needed to be done to give these dogs the lives they deserve. i'm an avid football fan and was absolutely disturbed at what vick did with his power and money(in which all of it could have been spent on a Charity). his life will never be the same as he will always be looked down upon for this but at least the lives of these wonderful dogs will be long happy ones thanks to you angels. God bless all of you!
May 20, 2008 lover27
That was amazing how they did that for the pit bulls i love those dogs when they are nice!!!!!!!!! *
May 20, 2008 msugrad
This redeems my faith in humanity!! Thank you for what you've done!!
Dec 16, 2008 dottie
Let's just be clear here: YOU ROCK!!!!! GREAT JOB! There are milk bones waiting for you on the Rainbow Bridge when you pass on. :)
Jan 1, 2009 boodogsbud
Your hearts are the most huge of all! In a year of financial ruin and war, this story is so wonderful. Having a Pit myself - abused, beaten and adopted from a local shelter - I know how misunderstood these animals can be - but she is loving and wonderful! Thank you for your huge efforts and sacrifices for these animals. Boodogsbud
Jan 5, 2009 WeLoveDogsinVA
Please be aware that USAA has changed their policy. They NO LONGER INSURE homes with German Shepherds or Pit Bulls. Ironic considering how many Shepherds have served their country.
Jan 22, 2009 barkingforbashia
Bless your heart
Jan 25, 2009 darkgirl
You are wonderful prople. Thank you!
Mar 4, 2009 puppyluver8
that is sooo awesome. you guys are so nice to do that. bless you
Apr 10, 2009 Dober-Girl-Elle
is da car in dis vid a AUDI Q7 if so i hav 1 :)
Apr 18, 2009 chang chinaman
I think the courage and dedication you have is remarkable. You took on this challenge, and made a real difference in these animals lives. Kudos to you and your volunteers for a great job helping these dogs from a deadly fate! Hopefully, they can totally forget the cruelty they had to go through, and live a good life- wendy mize
Apr 19, 2009 *Teddy*Bear
People are nuts.Pits should have a good rep too!Banning pits is like bannning canadians from america!
Apr 24, 2009 ShaunaW23
This brought tears to my eyes. I have always only heard bad things about the breed in general but, as I visited the shelter here a couple of years ago I met the most wonderful loving pit bulls and have had full support for the breed ever since. This is just astonishing how far truly wonderful people will go to save these beautiful innocent creatures. Thank you for being such angels.
May 25, 2009 snowflake_pooch
You know, if there weren't some people who do not understand the word KINDESS then pit bulls (and/or german sheperds) would be freely welcomed in all places! DOGS ALL THE WAY!
Jul 13, 2009 pumpkinpie88
i would love to help do that kind of work!
Sep 6, 2009 meghan_20
That should have never happened to those dogs. They are all BEAUTIFUL. I'm glad they are in better hands and yall did a wonderful job!
Dec 12, 2009 singaporegal
Thank you for being so kind to these dogs, and thank God for people like you. Just from the look on the faces (on the video and photos), they look so happy and loving. And to think that they've been treated badly, and probably seen humans being cruel to other dogs on the Vicks estate, yet are now still so trusting of humans, and so loving...it just shows that dogs are made of bigger things than humans could ever be. Thank you once again.
Dec 28, 2009 leaflove
Beautiful dogs. I hope they are all in wonderful homes and getting TONS upon TONS of LOVE. Thanks to everyone that helped in the effort to save them! =)
Jan 3, 2010 pheobe=cute
they must be amazing and loving people. to do such a amazing job like that.Its inspiring thank you all you worked so hard to do that
Mar 23, 2010 fashundog
Soo.... funny
Jul 17, 2010 faithwalker303
There are Earth Angels that walk among us. Thank You to all involved in getting these pups where they needed to be. YOU ROCK!!!!!
Jul 19, 2010 JanAG
I just found The Daily Puppy and I love it! One thing I didn't notice in the blogs was the fact that Vick also hung alot of his pits. There were several dead and God only knows what they suffered. I have had several pits. My current is an 80 pund blue nose brindle named Zaeda and she's a love hog with people, but she doesn't get along with other dogs. I'm not sure where this comes from as I've raised her (for a time with other dogs) since she was 6 weeks old. Pits are wonderful and they're loyal and loving. The myths are man made by the people who trained them to fight. I thank God for people like you and all the good you've done.
Jan 7, 2011 i love dogs 1234
good job for taking the dogs across the contry this is my first time on the daily puppy and i love it so much
Feb 27, 2011 Nataliecrocca
WoW! Such a amazing way to get your dogs. 5star rating!
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