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Behind the scenes with Vicktory dog Meryl
Video provides a glimpse at what Meryl's life was really like at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Remembering Vicktory dog Meryl's incredible life and legacy
Meryl, who came to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary with the other Vicktory dogs rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring, has died. Read her story.
Washington Post highlights the Vicktory dogs, paying tribute to their courage, love and legacy
Newspaper article celebrates the extraordinary lives of the dogs rescued from former NFL player Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring in 2007
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Vicktory dog Mel passes away, leaving behind a legacy of love and redemption
Rescued from NFL quarterback Michael Vick's dogfighting ring, Vicktory dog Mel passed away on August 13, 2019, after a sudden and short illness.
Vicktory dog Layla has passed away, but her memory lives on
Vicktory dog Layla, rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring, died in June 2019. Her forgiving spirit lives on in all who knew and loved her.
How a handful of animal lovers changed the world for homeless pets
On 35th anniversary of founding of Best Friends, Francis Battista reviews how the simple idea that homeless pets shouldn't be killed gained momentum.
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Best pet stories of 2018
Read the best (and more popular) pet stories of 2018 about dogs and a cat who overcame odds to find love and a forever home.
My Vicktory dog story: Adopter Amy Egger
How Georgia the Vicktory dog brought joy to her adopted mom
My Vicktory dog story: Adopter Rachel Johnson
Adopter of former Michael Vick dog Oscar describes how this Vicktory dog settled into a home and being a dog, letting his guard down little by little.
My Vicktory dog story: Volunteer and visitor director Patty Hegwood
Best Friends volunteer director shares her memories of the former Michael Vick dogs, including Ellen the Vicktory dog who greatly touched her heart.
My Vicktory dog story: Volunteer Betty Grieb
Best Friends volunteer shares sweet memories of the former Mike Vick dogs rescued, including of reading to and cuddling with the Vicktory dogs.
A decade of love with the Vicktory dogs
Ten years after the rescue of the fighting dogs from Vick's Bad Newz Kennels, adopters and others reflect on the Vicktory dogs' healing and progress.
My Vicktory dog story: Caregiver Carissa Hendrick
Best Friends animal caregiver shares her memories of the Michael Vick dogs, including the first moments of happiness for the rescued dogfighting dogs.
My Vicktory dog story: Adoption manager Kristi Littrell
Best Friends adoption manager shares her experience with former Michael Vick dog Lance and his training and preparation to be adopted into a home.
10 years, three Vicktory dogs and one incredible journey
For Meryl, Mya and Curly, it's been a decade of hope, healing and unconditional love at the Sanctuary.