Group to donate dog food for tackles of Vick

September 10, 2009 7:56:20 AM PDT
A suburban Philadelphia animal rescue group plans to donate a bag of dog food for tackles of Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.

The Main Line Animal Rescue is announcing the campaign in newspaper ads. It's buying ad space in newspapers of cities the Eagles will visit.

One ad is running in The Washington Post. The Eagles play the Redskins on Oct. 26.

That ad says the group will donate a five-pound bag of dog food for each time Vick is tackled in the game.

Bill Smith, the animal rescue's founder, says he's also contacted newspapers in San Diego and Chicago.

Vick served prison time for running a dogfighting ring. He was signed by the Eagles last month.

The team isn't commenting on the group's campaign.