The Philadelphia Eagles are putting some serious money into an effort for fair pet treatment.
The Philadelphia Eagles are putting some serious money into an effort for fair pet treatment. The team drew criticism in August for signing Michael Vick, who served time in prison for dogfighting.
The Eagles have committed a half-million dollars to their effort known as TAWK, Treating Animals with Kindness. Pamela Crawley is a spokesperson for the team. She says the team is making a commitment to stop animal cruelty.
Crawley: The initiative came out of the acquisition of Micheal Vick, Michael knows about the program, and he’s supportive and he’s quite excited about the program. Michael will continue to do the work he’s doing in the community and we will continue to support him in that. And the Tawk program is going to go forward it’s a long term program that we are investing in.
The head of the National Greyhound Adoption Program in Philadelphia says the money is needed, but because it comes attached to the Vick backlash he would think twice before accepting any funding from the program.