In his book The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and their Tale of Rescue and Redemption author Gorant reveals the details of the investigation into Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation resulting in his eventual conviction and prison sentence for animal cruelty and dogfighting. The details of the horrific lives of the 52 dogs in Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels are disturbing, but Gorant also tells the story of the dedicated USDA and local police officers who diligently worked to compile evidence to convict Vick, and the US Attorney willing to prosecute a difficult case against a popular celebrity, bringing justice to the dogs who deserved better treatment by humans. Most importantly, he details the efforts to save the dogs from euthanasia and recounts stories of the many volunteers, dog behavior specialists and rescue groups who spent endless hours caring for and training the pit bulls that were thought to be beyond help and hope. These dogs, having suffered the worst that humans could inflict upon them, finally benefited from the love and kindness bestowed by these volunteers. Gorant tells the story of each dog–many have been adopted into families, and several have become certified therapy dogs, working in hospitals and schools. This is ultimately the story of the resilient spirit of the dogs and their willingness to still trust in the humans caring for them. These were animals deserving of a new life and luckily there were people willing to dedicate themselves to helping these animals find acceptance and a loving place in the world.