A Pennsylvania-based animal welfare group is raising money to buy NFL star Michael Vick's former dogfighting compound in the Hampton Roads area.
Dogs Deserve Better is hoping to raise almost $600,000 to buy the 15-acre property in Surry County, Va. The site includes a 4600-square-foot house, five bedrooms, 4.5 baths, two fireplaces, and an attached two-car garage.
The compound once served as the headquarters for Vick's Bad Newz Kennels dogfighting operation.
Dogs Deserve Better is an animal rights group whose chief focus is chained and penned dogs. The group's ultimate goal, according to its website, is to raise $3 million to buy Vick's former property, transform it into a rehabilitation center for the dogs it serves, and change the name to the Good Newz Rehab Center for Chained Dogs.