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While Michael Vick's former fighting dogs, or "Vicktory" dogs, proved that when given a second chance, can thrive and make amazing pets, many, many dogs that were abused and used to fight are still waiting for their forever home. Murdock is one of them.
Currently being housed at Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Long Island, New York, Murdock was used as a bait dog - an animal that was used to build up the confidence of the fighting dogs, often with no way to defend themselves against being attacked - in a dog fighting ring. Because he was being held as evidence in the legal case against his former owner, this pit bull hadn't even had the opportunity to be shown or up for adoption. This all changed when his owner pled guilty and now Murdock is waiting for his second chance.
With a little help from award-winning photographer Sophie Gamand and her magical "Flower Power" series, one that shows pit bulls in a softer light by way of homemade flower crowns and pastel backdrops, we are joining the fight to find this dog a home.