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Lost and Found

It was 10 years ago this week that authorities executed a drug-related warrant at a home belonging to Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and uncovered a dogfighting operation. Both PETA and the Humane Society supported euthanization of the 51 pit bulls recovered, and a rescue effort, driven by public outcry, was seen as a groundbreaking experiment. Now their story, told in the Dec. 29, 2008, SI (The Good News Out of the Bad Newz Kennels), by senior editor Jim Gorant, has been updated in a new ebook, The Found Dogs, which tells how the rescues proved worthy of their second chance: Forty-seven were released to rescue groups, 37 found homes, and none put the public in danger.