Pit bulls from triple homicide ready for adoption

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Several pit bulls formerly involved in dog fighting have been approved for adoption in the next couple of weeks.

Police found 63 malnourished dogs on Brent Christensen's property in Oneida when he and two others were found dead earlier this month.

The animals were taken to the Idaho Humane Society. Soon after, BADRAP, a group from California that helps rehabilitate pit bulls involved in dog fighting, came in to evaluate the dogs. BADRAP became well-known after it helped several of Michael Vick's dogs when he was arrested for dog fighting in 2007.

BADRAP has cleared about a dozen dogs for adoption so far, and hopes many more will be ready for good homes soon.

The Idaho Humane Society is searching for families willing to give the dogs extra attention after all they've been through. Applications will be posted on its website Saturday.

"We sincerely hope that the pet loving community of the Treasure Valley continues to provide their understanding as well as support for the care of the dogs that will continued to be sheltered at IHS until they're placed in new loving, forever homes-many of the them right here in the Treasure Valley," the Idaho Humane Society said in a news release.