RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The remaining 47 pit bulls seized from suspended NFL star Michael Vick's dogfighting operation are being recommended for placement with rescue organizations.
The dogs' court-appointed guardian Tuesday submitted a summary report to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
It is the latest step in the process of overseeing the placement or euthanasia of the dogs from Vick's Bad Newz Kennels operation. One dog was recently euthanized for medical reasons.
Rebecca Huss recommended the dogs be placed with eight organizations, including 22 to Best Friends Animal Society in Utah and 10 to Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit Bulls in California.
The animals have been held in shelters in Virginia since April, when they were seized in a raid on Vick's property in Surry County.
Federal prosecutors filed a motion Tuesday urging the U.S. District Court to adopt Huss' recommendations.
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