Unfortunately, most dogs that are found in fighting rings are put down because they are presumed to be dangerous. When Tim Racer and Donna Reynolds of BAD RAP heard the story of the NFL star's dogs they were eager to save as many of them as they could. They flew out to Virginia in September along with Justin Phillips of Monterey SPCA to join a team of six other volunteers set to evaluate the temperament of the 48 dogs, in hopes of saving them from an unfortunate ending to the rough lives they had already lived. After two months of hard work, the dogs were finally granted their paper work which allowed them permission to be transferred out of the Virginia shelters. Out of the 48 rescued, Twenty-two dogs were quite happy with people and "dog social" enough to be put in foster homes in the state of Virginia. The other sixteen were allowed to leave the shelters early in October in order to begin their healing in a quieter setting.