Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser

BoredPanda Add post form topAdd Post
Tooltip close

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Pit Bull Rescued From Dog Fighting Ring Now Spends His Days Cuddling Kittens
User submission
3.7K
21.7K

Pit Bull Rescued From Dog Fighting Ring Now Spends His Days Cuddling Kittens

ADVERTISEMENT

What does a pit bull and a well-known flavor of ice cream have in common? Well, they’re both called Cherry Garcia and they’re both super sweet. Just look at him cuddling these kittens!

Despite his loving nature however, Cherry hasn’t always been allowed to express it, because he was once part of Michael Vick’s infamous dog fighting ring before he was finally rescued and re-homed. Vick was an NFL quarterback who was found guilty in 2007 of forcing dogs to fight each other on his property in Virginia. More than 50 dogs were removed from his care and Cherry Garcia was one of them. It was only the first step on a long road to recovery because the poor dog was badly traumatized, but he was adopted by a loving family in 2010 and he now spends his days swimming, snugging and hanging out with kittens.

BarkPost recently honored Cherry as part of their “Dog’s Best Day,” series. For 24 hours the privileged pittie was given all the love and attention that any dog could ever hope for. See for yourself in the video below. (h/t: BarkPost)

You May Also Like:

Cherry Garcia the pit bull was rescued from Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring in 2007

But as you can see, Cherry is a lover, not a fighter. Look at him with these kittens!

“Cherry just loves his kittens, he has two cats now and he loves to play with them,” Cherry’s owner Paul Fiaccone told BarkPost

ADVERTISEMENT

“Every time he’s around kittens, it’s like all the stress goes away”

“He would definitely love to be a kitty nanny for a day”

Cherry had to undergo serious rehabilitation follow his rescue from the dog fighting ring

But in 2010 he was adopted by a loving family that lets him show his affectionate side

Watch this video of Cherry Garcia being given the best day of his life:

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

22Kviews

Share on Facebook
LMA

LMA

Author, Community member

Read more »

This lazy panda forgot to write something about itself.

Read less »
LMA

LMA

Author, Community member

This lazy panda forgot to write something about itself.

What do you think?
Add photo comments
POST
yvonne_bernal avatar
Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bless all the people who rescue dogs and adopt from shelters. WE ARE THEIR VOICES.

mistypal avatar
Misty Pal
Community Member
7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hate Hate HATE people who torture sweet dogs with such lowly violent exploits! Thank God good people like the author still exist to counter all that evil scum of society

sassybooie avatar
Meeow
Community Member
7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cherry is the example that not all pitbull are vicious . Thanks to the family have saved her and gave her a forever home.

yuanxilu avatar
Yuan Xilu
Community Member
7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Isn't it the other way arpound? if you say not all pitbulls are bad, it sounds like well most pitbulls are bad but there are some like Cherry. Which isn't the case, since all dogs are born nice, loving, and trusting but people ruin them.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
yvonne_bernal avatar
Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bless all the people who rescue dogs and adopt from shelters. WE ARE THEIR VOICES.

mistypal avatar
Misty Pal
Community Member
7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hate Hate HATE people who torture sweet dogs with such lowly violent exploits! Thank God good people like the author still exist to counter all that evil scum of society

sassybooie avatar
Meeow
Community Member
7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cherry is the example that not all pitbull are vicious . Thanks to the family have saved her and gave her a forever home.

yuanxilu avatar
Yuan Xilu
Community Member
7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Isn't it the other way arpound? if you say not all pitbulls are bad, it sounds like well most pitbulls are bad but there are some like Cherry. Which isn't the case, since all dogs are born nice, loving, and trusting but people ruin them.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
You May Like
Related on Bored Panda
Related on Bored Panda
Trending on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda