UPDATE 10/13/10: Late last night, a person sent us information about Beans. The dog's web page is still in Google Cache. Beans is a pit bull and what dogfighters call a cur. The person also pointed us to a website, Best of Friends, Worst of Friends, that further details Saturday's incident and possibly why Best Friends went public with information. The website dings Tug as the aggressor. Beans was allegedly found dead in his dog run, no match for the "Victory Pit."
On Saturday, October 9, 2010, it apparently happened again. A Victory Pit named Tug chewed through the fence at dog run #9 at the Lodges. With nobody around, he walked over to Lodges #5, finding a very docile and sweet dog named Beans. He broke into that run, and Beans was no match for a fight-trained Victory Pit.
Tug then went to Lodges #2 and broke into Denzel’s run. A somewhat fairer fight, as Denzel was another Victory Pit. Sunday morning, there was blood all over the place. Beans’ head was found in the dirt. Tug was hurt, and Denzel had to be rushed to the clinic with life-threatening injuries.
We are now hearing that BFAS patched the torn fencing at Tug’s run and intend to return him back there. Still no money available for double-fencing, Bob tells us. (exfriender, October 11)
Blogger Craven Desires has more.
10/12/10: Nameless Dog Killed at Sanctuary
Kanab, UT - Faith Maloney of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary revealed Monday that a dog -- who she did not give a name to -- was killed by at least one of two former Michael Vick dogs. Maloney blamed the attack on the nameless dog, as well as on deer in the area that may have "over stimulated the dogs." Maloney named the Vick dog Tug four times and Denzel three times. Unlike the nameless dog,1 the Vick dogs have considerable fundraising value.
One of the dogs escaped from his run, and while we can only speculate on the sequence of events, it seems that he broke into one of the runs of Tug, a dog rescued from the Michael Vick dog fighting case, who in turn broke into the run of Denzel, another of the Vicktory dogs. A fight ensued.
All three dogs were housed alone and in separate buildings so it took a huge effort for them to interact. Dog fights create a lot of adrenaline energy and in my limited experience can bestow superior strength on the participants. (Faith Maloney, October 11)
Commenters on the post identified the dead dog as Beans. We are saddened that Beans met his end in a Best Friends yard accident. Commenter Holly Smith did not believe the deer story and blamed the incident on human error. Smith wrote, "The dog died because there was no double fencing and the care givers were warning the management that this could cause a serious problem...A dog had to die and the issue made public for double fencing to go up."
If anyone can find a photo of Beans, please send it to DogsBite.org.
08/27/09: Collection of Best Friends Animal Society Related Posts - DogsBite.org
08/27/09: Another Vick Dog Dies, Former Sports Illustrated Cover Model
03/12/09: Best Friends Almost "Mistakenly" Kills Another Vick Dog
02/16/09: "Bonita" Merchandise by Best Friends is Swiftly on the Way
11/10/08: Best Friends Announces the Vicktory Dog Wine Collection
11/03/08: Flashback: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Refuses Care of Pit Bulls