The Rescuers

If you’re an animal lover, then you might wonder what happened to the dogs from Michael Vick’s dog-fighting ring. Although not all of the animals found a happy ending, the cloud Vick cast over their lives had a silver lining for 22 of the pit bulls rescued: They ended up at Utah’s Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the largest no-kill animal haven in the United States, where they were cared for and rehabilitated. Those dogs are only one chapter in the Best Friends success story; the sanctuary also saved thousands of animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Everyone loves a happy ending, and tonight at the Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch, 9315 Dorchester Street, Best Friends founder Michael Mountain will sign his book Dogtown: A Sanctuary for Rescued Dogs, which shows how Best Friends’ team of vets, specialists, caregivers and volunteers are able to give these animals new hope. The program starts at 7:30 p.m.; call 303-470-7050 or visit
Fri., Sept. 5, 2008

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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