Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 2/5/13

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 06: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on from the sidelines during their 34-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 6, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The wound is old. Old and deep. Soul-deep. Rob Chesser cant stand Michael Vick. Because when he thinks of Michael Vick, it opens up this little scar. It breaks his heart into a million tiny pieces, like a light bulb underfoot. Because when he thinks of Michael Vick, he cant help but remember Toby. Those eyes. That face. Holy geez, that face. "This poor dog was like hamburger," Chesser says. Rob had gotten a call from a shelter in Sedalia, Mo., years ago, asking for help. A pit bull, theyd said. Young, male, badly wounded. Based on the bite marks, probably a fighter. "He was the nicest dog," Chesser continues. "He looked like a cartoon. It was a joke. They needed to do a 100 stitches." Chesser is the treasurer and one of the co-founders of Missouri Pit Bull Rescue (or MPR), a non-profit based in greater Kansas City. Rob and his wife, Veronique, launched MPR in 1999 in order to promote responsible pit-bull ownership, find loving homes for rescues, and teach loc...
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