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Animal Group Fails to Buy Vick House

Group wanted to turn Vick's dog-fighting compound into a rehab center for dogs

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    AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac
    One of Michael Vick's fighting dogs hides in its shelter at Best Friends animal sanctuary in Utah. Photo: AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac

    A Pennsylvania-based animal rights group has failed to raise enough money to buy NFL star Michael Vick's former dog-fighting compound and turn it into a rehabilitation center for chained and penned dogs.

    Dogs Deserve Better of Tipton, Pa. says it missed its Sunday deadline to raise nearly $600,000 to buy the 4,600-square-foot house in Surry County, Va. The house and the 15 acres it sits on served as headquarters for the Bad Newz Kennels dog-fighting operation.

    Dogs Deserve Better raised about $130,000. It's now asking for a 30-day extension to secure financing.

    The group's ultimate goal is to raise $3 million to build a facility for the dogs at the site.

    The property has five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, walk-in closets and an attached, two-car garage.