Vick's dogfighting compound bought by animal rights group

An animal rights advocacy group has purchased Michael Vick’s former home that was on the site of his dogfighting compound.

Dogs Deserve Better will move its operation from Tipton, Pa., to Norfolk, Va., according to an Associated Press report. The house was originally purchased from Vick by a developer, but he had trouble moving it and the advocacy group now owns it after paying $600,000.

I think by us overtaking this property we are winning for the dogs. 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,” said Tamira Thayne, the group’s founder.

The group hopes to raise $3 million to pay for a complete transformation of the site that would include fencing and a facility for dogs.

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