Badd Newz: The Untold Story of the Michael Vick Dog Fighting Case

Badd Newz: The Untold Story of the Michael Vick Dog Fighting Case

by Kathy Strouse


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Badd Newz: The Untold Story of the Michael Vick Dog Fighting Case by Kathy Strouse

Book Author, Kathy Strouse, has launched her first book, "Badd Newz-The Untold Story of the Michael Vick Dog Fighting Case". She reveals the never before reported twists, turns, obstacles, plots, and setbacks that made building a case against superstar Michael Vick the challenge of a lifetime. Readers will be shocked to learn how close and how often Vick came to walking away from justice. Investigators were fueled by a determination to rescue the innocent dogs and to bring Vick and his Badd Newz crew to justice. The small team of "dead game" investigators put everything on the line to take a stand against the brutal "sport" of dog fighting.

Strouse also introduces the undercover investigator known only as Dog Angel. A shadowy, elusive figure, he has worked for over 35 years infiltrating the underground world of dog fighting, rubbing shoulders with some of the most infamous characters in the "game". The reader will learn how Dog Angel infiltrated the inner Badd Newz circle and used every skill in his arsenal to help make the case against them.

No dog fighting case has ever captured the attention and the hearts of the public like the Michael Vick case. Most Americans had no idea that such cruelty even existed. The stakes in this case were very high. Success would send a message to dog fighters across the country that law enforcement was pledged to stamp out this cruelty and send the perpetrators to jail. Investigators knew they had to bring Vick to justice in spite of his wealth and fame. Climb aboard the rollercoaster for the story of how they did it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439254431
Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
Publication date: 11/28/2009
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Kathy Strouse is the animal control officer at the center of the Michael Vick "Badd Newz Kennels" dog fighting case. Working with the undercover operative known only as Dog Angel, she has written the compelling and exciting story of how Michael Vick and the other members of "Badd Newz Kennels" operation were brought to justice.

Kathy Strouse has worked in the animal care and control field for 26 years. She currently serves as the Superintendent for the City of Chesapeake, Virginia Police Department Animal Control Unit, a position she has held since 1994. Prior to that time she was an animal control officer and later the director of an SPCA.

Kathy serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Animal Control Association (VACA) as the Legislative Liaison and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Animal Fighting Task Force.

Kathy teaches regularly for the Chesapeake Public Safety Academy, for the Virginia Animal Control Association (VACA), the National Animal Control Association (NACA), and for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

She is committed to promoting the welfare of animals, the safety of the public and the improvement of the animal control officer profession. Kathy lives in Virginia and shares her home with two dogs, three cats and four birds.

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