Vick Jerseys Being Used To Clean Kennels
POSTED: 4:34 pm EDT August 17, 2007
UPDATED: 6:00 pm EDT August 17, 2007
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Humane Society said they are receiving donations from across the country -- and youâ€™ll never guess what people are sending.
More than a dozen Michael Vick jerseys have been sent to AHS, and they are putting them to good use.
â€œWhen I first saw them, I was kind of shocked. I was like, â€˜Why do they have Vick jerseys here,â€™ said Julie Sentner.
Vick is innocent until proven guilty, but his association when men pleading guilty to federal dog fighting charges makes the number 7 jersey an unexpected find at the Atlanta Humane Society.
â€œAt first we were like, â€˜I wonder what weâ€™re going to use this for,â€ said P.J. Smith with AHS.
And the jerseys kept coming. About a dozen or so jerseys were sent from people wanting to make good from a bad situation. In fact, the Humane Society is getting flooded with e-mails about Vick.
So what are volunteers doing with the jerseys?
â€œWe discovered like any donation we get, any shirt or towel, we put it to good use here at Atlanta Humane Society. Weâ€™re always using things to clean kennels, use for bedding and stuff like that,â€ said Smith.
Did she say cleaning kennels?
â€œWeâ€™re not showing any favoritism to these jerseys, they go into our general rotation of towels,â€ Smith said.
One dog is using his Vick jersey as a pillow.
â€œAs long as theyâ€™re being used for good, then thatâ€™s great. If theyâ€™re using them to make dogs more comfortable or to clean up after them, then thatâ€™s fine,â€ said Sentner.
Of course, the Vick jerseys being donated mean a lot more to the people than to the puppies -- theyâ€™re just loving all the attention.
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