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Meet the 22 Michael Vick Dogs at their New Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Home

For the first time since the well-publicized dogfighting sentencing of Michael Vick, the media will be free to photograph and cover 22 of the dogs who were seized from the dog-fighting operation in Virginia. These dogs are learning a new way of life: playing, eating, sleeping and receiving belly rubs at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the nation’s largest no-kill animal rescue facility.

Who:
Coverage of Michael Vick Dogs in their New Sanctuary Home

What:         

  • Photo opportunities of the dogs in their new environment
  • Observe Best Friends’ enrichment program for the dogs
  • Interviews with the dogs’ caregivers
  • Interview with Best Friends CEO Paul Berry
  • Meet the dogs up close and personal

When:        
Monday, January 28, 2008
10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Where:     
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Five miles north of Kanab, Utah

Why:         
A happy ending story about a group of dogs with a new lease on life. This is the first opportunity for the media to photograph and report on the Michael Vick dogs up close and personal.

Bonus:        
Meet the stars of the new National Geographic Channel documentary series "Dogtown."

Tour:         
For those interested in more detail on the sanctuary, we can arrange for you to visit the various areas of the sanctuary (cats, birds, bunnies, horses, potbellied pigs, etc.).

Directions:     
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (http://www.bestfriends.org) is located five miles of Kanab, Utah on Highway 89. Watch for the Best Friends sign on the right and proceed to the Best Friends welcome center.

Air Travel:    
The nearest large airport is McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas (a 3-hour, 15-minute drive to Best Friends). There are also regular flights to St. George, Utah (a one-hour, 15-minute drive from Best Friends.

RSVP:        
John Polis, johnp@bestfriends.org, 435-644-2001 ext. 4858 (office) or 435-689-0265 (cell)
Barbara Williamson, Barbara@bestfriends.org, 435-644-2001 ext. 4408 or 435-689-0202 (cell)

Note:        
Cell phone coverage is spotty in Angel Canyon, where the sanctuary is located. However, wireless internet is easily accessible.

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