Sweet Jasmine, former Vick dog, killed by car
Sweet Jasmine, the former Michael Vick dog taken in by the Baltimore’s rescue group, Recycled Love, was hit by a car last month and killed.
The pit bull that made the cover of Sports Illustrated last year was living in the suburbs with Catalina Stirling, president of Recycled Love. Jasmine was one of three Vick dogs turned over to the Baltimore organization.
No details about the accident have been disclosed.
“Our hearts are heavy with sadness over the loss of our sweet Jasmine,” a blog for Recycled Love reported. “She was recently killed by an automobile in an unfortunate accident. Jasmine touched so many lives in so many ways. Her family is devastated by her passing, but they would like everyone to recognize and celebrate the unmistakable love Jasmine received and the priceless gifts she has given to everyone.”
“Please understand that Catalina, along with the rest of Jasmine’s family, are just beginning to process this loss,” the blog states. “Thank you for allowing time for all to heal.”
One of 51 pit bulls seized from the Michael Vick dog fighting ring bust in 2007, Sweet Jasmine was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated last December. The cover article detailed the ongoing rehabilitation of the Vick pit bulls that were placed in foster care and adoptive homes.
The Recycled Love website provides few details of what happened, but it does contain a letter of condolence sent to Stirling.
“We will never forget Jasmine,” the letter reads. “She is now and forever the poster girl, who in one glossy photograph, challenged millions of people to question the treatment of animals, to reevaluate their own prejudices and to open their eyes to previously unknown, to them, horrors of dog fighting and rampant animal abuse. The world is a better place for Jasmine having been here.”
Posted by John Woestendiek September 18th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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