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Vick's old house sells to animal rights group

Posted on: May 28, 2011 12:01 pm
Edited on: May 28, 2011 12:02 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit
M. Vick (US Presswire)
After nearly three years on the market, Michael Vick’s infamous house on Moonlight Road in Hampton, VA (sight of the Bad Newz Kennels dogfighting operation) has finally sold. The buyers? An animal rights group.

An organization called Dogs Deserve Better purchased the property for $595,000. The 4,600-square foot home originally hit the market at $757,000. The group made the purchase with a 30 percent down payment secured through donations and a loan. An anonymous donor has also agreed to make payments for the next 10 years, but the group is also looking for additional funding. The plan is to raise $3 million, which would pay for the entire piece of land (valued at $2.6 million) and allow for necessary construction to make it the group’s new headquarters.

"I think by us overtaking this property we are winning for the dogs,” said the group’s founder, Tamira Thayne, according to the Associated Press. “We are, in essence, giving this property back to the dogs that were abused there by using it to help other dogs just like them.”

According to Curbed.com, Thayne and her cohorts plan on naming the new facility Good Newz Rehab Center for Chained and Penned Dogs. (Really, guys? Err, guyz?) 

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Comments

Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: May 28, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Vick's old house sells to animal rights group

Not really a sports news story. Stick to sports no human interests. 



Since: May 13, 2007
Posted on: May 28, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Vick's old house sells to animal rights group

i feel like this is something that shouldve ended up on fox news, because this story is just like everything on fox news....NOT NEWS!!



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: May 28, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Vick's old house sells to animal rights group

Agree completely...The symbolism over substance crowd is at it again...Silly and stupid and perhaps a bit disingenuous.
Sounds like an opportunist scored a nice house riding the coattails of Vick's bad press. If the group receives donations, it should be investigated.



Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: May 28, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Vick's old house sells to animal rights group

A perfect example of do gooders making a terrible business decison.  Why spend this money when it could have been put to better use by the group.  Did they really need a new headquarters?  Why buy a house for a headquarters when you would have to put in additional money to make it more like an office.  Why not just find an office location within their budget if they needed a new headquarters?  This seems to be a really Stupid Symbolic gesture IMO. 



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