Michael Vick may have sold his Virginia house which was used in a dogfighting ring last May, but the home's infamy lives on. The home was appraised at $747,000 but sold for a bargain price of $450,000 (don't feel too sorry for Vick, he paid $34,000 for the 15 acres of land in 2002 and built the house). Since then, the house has been put up for auction
but last month at the auction real estate developer Wilbur Ray Todd Jr. rejected a final bid of $747,000. Todd says he put another $50,000 into fixing up the home which had been vandalized. The property includes the main house, a basketball court, four outbuildings and many dog cages. The main house has two master suites, a media room and a two-car garage. It is now listed at $1.1 million
. A non-profit called Jalie's Butterflies wants to turn it into a shelter for abused dogs. Organizers have raised over $11,000 so far. They say that if the do not raise enough money to buy the house, donations will go to the ASPCA. You can donate at The Vick House Project.
[via Baltimore Sun
: As of August 28, Vick's home was listed at $995,000 and Jalie's Butterflies has raised $13,000.