NBA Star Contributes To Rehabilitation Of Pit Bull

This Memphis Grizzly shows his heart for canines.

James LeBeauby James LeBeau

In reality, by the law of averages, there is as many athletes that do as much good as bad. Fact is, you can probably find more stars using their fame for good than for worse. The thing is, however, that good deeds just don't attract the attention as much as an athlete speeding, drunk driving, or pulling a Dez Bryant, which is new slang for assaulting your mother.

That being said, lets pull out the applause sign for Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph, who is using his good fortune to pull an anti-Michael Vick and actually help a dog.

The dog in question, a pit bull, was the subject of local news back in mid-July because it was stuck 15 feet down a drain pipe for two days before it's cries were finally heard by a passing woman and her daughter. It took breaking the pipe with a backhoe by public works employees to finally free the much maligned pooch.

Zach Randolph comes into this story after the dog was rescued by offering to pay for the rehabilitation and adoption of the pit bull pup.

Randolph, a pit bull advocate, has arranged for the dog to be cared for at Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans. The center cares for between 150 and 200 pit bulls on any given day at a 50,000 square foot facility.

Randolph's donation will go to the care and feeding of the dog at the rescue center, as well as the adoption process.

The entire story of the rescue, as well as Randolph's involvement in the recovery process, is being featured on the cable TV show Pit Bulls and Parolees.

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