Layla, One of the Last Rescued “Vicktory Dogs,” Has Died

Twelve years after the Michael Vick dogfighting ring was discovered and busted, we salute the heroes who changed the world’s perception of dogs like these.

Photo: Best Friends Animal Society

Vicktory Dog: Georgia

ADOPTED (DIED IN 2013). One of the most famous and adored of the Vicktory dogs, Georgia spent the last 2 years of her life in a loving home until she succumbed to kidney failure in late 2013. Her snuggly, sweet personality was seen on stages across the country, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Larry King Live, where she changed the perception of pit bulls everywhere from vicious animals to lovable, loyal, goofy nanny dogs.

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