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The bestselling story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend, in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious animal cruelty case. Featuring a new Afterword with updates on the Vick dogs.

Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dog-fighting operation. But what became of the fifty-one dogs who survived? As acclaimed writer Jim Gorant reveals, their story is the truly newsworthy aspect of this case. The Lost Dogs traces the effort to bring Vick to justice and turns the spotlight on these infamous pit bulls, which were saved from euthanasia by an outpouring of public appeals coupled with a court order that Vick pay nearly a million dollars in "restitution" to the dogs.

As an ASPCA-led team evaluated each one, they found a few hardened fighters, but most were lovable, friendly creatures desperate for compassion. In The Lost Dogs, we meet these amazing animals, many of whom now live in loving homes and work in therapy programs. The Lost Dogs exposes the terrible practice of dog fighting and shows us that even after being subjected to heartbreaking abuse, above all, a dog still wants to be man's best friend.

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"Gorant's fine book is a heartwarming tale of how the love and commitment of a community can heal even the deepest and most abhorrent of traumas." Sports Illustrated

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"The Lost Dogs is a page-turning investigation of dog fighting and an implicit indictment of the sport." The Daily Beast

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"A well-researched, moving account." The New Yorker Book Blog

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"The Lost Dogs should be read by dog lovers." Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation

About the Author

Jim Gorant has worked as a magazine editor and writer for twenty years and is currently a senior editor at Sports Illustrated. His work has appeared in magazines such as Men's Health, GQ, and Outside. Also the author of Fanatic: Ten Things All Sports Fans Should Do Before They Die, he lives in new Jersey.

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M Daly, February 11, 2014 (view all comments by M Daly)
First, let me say this is not a book about Michael Vick. This is a book about 49 extraordinary dogs who overcame great hardship, and not only survived, but many became beloved pets and even therapy dogs. This is also the story of several remarkable people who believed that a group of dogs destined for a sad end could surprise everyone, and who took the time to make it happen. I loved this book.
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BillieGirl, November 2, 2011 (view all comments by BillieGirl)
The jury is still out on whether I actually SHOULD have read this book or not. The reviewers called it "heartwarming" and a tale (or tail) of redemption. It was that. It was also horrifying. During the Vick business, I read only headlines and refused to get the detail of what happened at Bad News Kennels. I was angry and terribly sad. Now I am furious. Don't let the reviews fool you; you learn heartbreaking and terrifying details of what happened to dogs prior to the search and rescue that are scarier than anything Stephen King to write. Details that I wish were NOT in my head. I cried. I laughed. I'm changed from reading this book, and isn't that what a good book is supposed to do? All I'm sure of is that I'm going to love on and hug my dogs just a little bit more since I read this.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781592406678
Subtitle:
Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption
Author:
Gorant, Jim
Publisher:
Gotham Books
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
PETS / Dogs / General
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.95 x 5.32 x 0.81 in 0.59 lb

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Product details 304 pages Gotham Books - English 9781592406678 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Gorant's fine book is a heartwarming tale of how the love and commitment of a community can heal even the deepest and most abhorrent of traumas."
"Review" by , "The Lost Dogs is a page-turning investigation of dog fighting and an implicit indictment of the sport."
"Review" by , "A well-researched, moving account."
"Review" by , "The Lost Dogs should be read by dog lovers."
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