A Pennsylvania-based animal rights group is raising money to buy NFL star Michael Vick’s former dogfighting compound and turn it into a rehabilitation center for chained and penned dogs. Dogs Deserve Better of Tipton, Pa. says it has until March 20 to raise nearly $600,000 to buy the 4,600-square-foot house in Surry County, Va.
The house and the 15 acres it sits on served as headquarters for the Bad Newz Kennels dogfighting operation. Dogs Deserve Better says its ultimate goal is to raise $3 million to buy the site, install fencing and build a facility for the dogs. The house would be used for offices. The property has five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, two fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, walk-in closets and an attached, two-car garage.