RIP Sweet Jasmin
Baltimore, MD - Back in March, Best Friends Animal Society nearly lost one of the 21 pit bulls they received in the Michael Vick arrangement after it ingested a toy. The dog, Denzel, next suffered from a post-operative infection. A month earlier, Best Friends announced that Bonita, another of their Vick dogs, died during a dental surgery. Due to "anesthesia complications," the dog never woke up. This Tuesday, Sweet Jasmin, yet another former Vick dog, was struck by a car and killed.
No details were provided as to how the "unfortunate accident" occurred. Sweet Jasmin was owned by Catalina Stirling of Recycled Love, a Baltimore rescue.
This is the second rehabilitated Vick dog that was killed by a car. In July 2008, the Vick dog named Lucky 71 was struck by a car in Florida. We know in that instance the dog was at large, as the release states, "she simply got out of a fence for 2 seconds." The pit bull had been released to All or Nothing Pit Bull Rescue in Atlanta, founded by Brandon Bond, underwent "intensive rehabilitation," then was sent to her new Dad's home in Florida, only to quickly hop a fence and get killed.
Sweet Jasmin appeared on the Sports Illustrated cover that alarmed and angered Nick Foley's mother, DogsBite.org, and other people and groups that understand the risk and futility of rehabilitating fighting dogs.
08/27/09: Collection of Best Friends Animal Society Related Posts - DogsBite.org
03//12/09: Best Friends Almost "Mistakenly" Kills Another Vick Dog
02/16/09: "Bonita" Merchandise by Best Friends is Swiftly on the Way
02/01/09: Nick Foley Approaches High School; Mother Denounces "Rehabilitating"...
01/23/09: Best Friends Steps into the Ed Faron Dogfighting Bust to "Save" Unstable Dogs