Hector Comes Home

July 10, 2008 at 4:38 am 3 comments

Too busy to blog much lately – I was watching the local news before heading off to an early (for me) bed when I saw this and had to post on it:

From WCCO News:

“While Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is serving nearly two years in prison for dogfights some of the dogs that survived are living better lives now. One of the pit bulls is getting a fresh start thanks to a dog lover in Minnesota.”

Hector is a very, very lucky dog.  He was just adopted by Andrew “Roo” Yori of Rochester, MN.  Roo is the proud owner and coach of flying disc national champion Wallace the Pit Bull.

“Yori is giving Hector a second chance. He may never be a disc champion like Wallace, but he could shine in a different way.”

Roo says that he hopes to get Hector certified as a therapy dog.  His goal is to take the dog to visit patients in hospitals and nursing homes and perhaps one day accompany Wallace on visits to local schools to teach children about dog bite prevention.  Read more about this at TwinCities.com

ResqDogz reports that:

He was saved by BAD RAP and had the most fight scars of all of the dogs the organization took in from that bust. Though he was a fighter it turns out that he loves other dogs! That’s not something you find often. He’s also a big moosh when it comes to being loved on by people. He turns into a limp noodle any time he’s held.

The video clip on tonight’s news showed some excellent “limp noodle” footage of Hector – who looks like he’s absolutely thrilled to be Roo and Clara’s new love.

BadRap has more on Hector including this heartwarming video documenting Hector’s happily ever after:

While you’re feeling warm and fuzzy about this story – please keep in mind that our friends at H$U$ wanted to murder euthanize Hector and all the other dogs from Vick’s kennel.  (They were incorrigibly vicious, you know.)  Next time you see Wallace execute that perfect leaping catch or watch Hector snuggle up to a sick child on a therapy visit – think about where your charitable donations should go.

REAL animal friends don’t let friends support PeTA or HSUS!


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jan  |  July 10, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Keep getting the word out that these animal rights organizations are not friends of dogs and cats even though they rely on them to raise money for their purposes.

  • 2. Clara  |  July 18, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    This is Hector’s “mom”. Thanks for the nice blog about him! He’s fitting in quite nicely and we’re pleased to have him.

  • 3. Happy Anniversary Audie! « Smartdogs’ Weblog  |  August 3, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    […] Roo and Clara Yori – owners of the famous Wallace the Pit Bull (now joined in their home by pal Hector, a former Vick dog) – earlier that year, so we decided to stop by and watch them […]

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