Why It Matters That PetSmart Discriminates Against Pit Bulls

Emilio Cogliani

One of Michael Vick’s former dogs died this week.

Hector the pit bull was two when he was rescued out of the NFL player’s Bad Newz Kennels.

He then got to live with a wonderful family — Clara and Roo Yori — who did all they could to give this dog the great life he so deserved, after his hellish beginning.

Hector even got to work for a while as a therapy dog, while also galavanting around the country with his human parents, proving over and over again that even pit bulls who have suffered through the worst abuse can thrive, and live safely, in loving homes.

I recently asked Roo what were the best parts of having Hector in his life. He said it was a very long list.

One thing he noted was that Hector was the ultimate adventure buddy.

Another, he said, was “knowing that…

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