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When football player Michael Vick made his first post-prison appearance in a Philadelphia Eagles uniform, he got a standing ovation from the hometown crowd. Reynolds is the co-founder of Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls (BAD RAP), an East Bay organization with a national reputation for rescuing and rehabilitating pit bulls. A federal agent who had been at the scene when the property was searched was driving her to the various facilities holding the dogs, and they got to talking about what the investigation had turned up. “The details that got to me then and stay with me today involve the swimming pool that was used to kill some of the dogs,” Reynolds wrote on her blog. Jumper cables were clipped onto the ears of underperforming dogs, then, just like with a car, the cables were connected to the terminals of car batteries before lifting and tossing the shamed dogs into the water. Because the nation’s most notorious dogfighter pled “not guilty” to animal cruelty charges — charges that were eventually dropped in a plea bargain — and he was convicted only of bankrolling a dogfighting conspiracy, for which he served 18 months in prison before being welcomed back to the public spotlight. I look at Leo’s big, fat head and wonderful, loving heart, McClay said, and wonder, how can you kill something like that? […] that’s okay because Vick did his time, and we should just move on? How do you move on from that? […] before it goes too far — before you, too, become one of the people saying Vick’s done his time and deserves to get on with his life — consider something other than the heartwarming stories about ex-Vick dogs making visits to cancer wards and schools for troubled kids. The horrific fate of those dogs is why Reynolds is actually glad about the continued debate between Vick’s defenders and pit bull advocates — it makes it harder for what he did to be buried along with the dogs he killed.