On April 25th, 2007, 51 dogs were rescued from a horrific life on 1915 Moonlight Road, Smithfield, VA, where Michael Vick ran a dog fighting operation. Ten years later 1915 Moonlight Road is a rehabilitation center for abused and neglected dogs – home to Dogs Deserve Better.
This is one of my favorite non-profit rescues and I proudly “wear” their magnetic sign on my van. I am always surprised at how many people mention it to me – shoppers in a parking lot, bank tellers and fast food drive-thru employees for example.
If you’re aware of an abused or neglected dog, do something! Call the local authorities, your local shelter or even Dogs Deserve Better for advice. If you’d like to read the whole story about the dogs and Moonlight Road, Jim Grant has written a new book called “The Lost Dogs”. Go to their website dogsdeservebetter.com to see what wonderful things they’re doing for neglected and abused dogs.