The last surviving dog, who was rescued from a dogfighting ring run by Ex-NFL quarterback Michael Vick, has passed away at the age of fifteen.
For those who are unfamiliar with the heartbreaking situation, Vick, was found to be the owner of a dogfighting ring back in 2007 when an investigation into his property began…
Finding over seventy dogs, most of which were pit bull terriers, and seizing them.
Vick later pleaded guilty, spending twenty-one months in federal prison charged with federal offense conspiracy.
And now, the final dog, who was rescued from Vicks vicious ring, has passed away at the age of fifteen.
The BAD RAP animal rescue broke the news on Facebook.
“The incredible ‘Vick dog’ era is over,” they wrote.
“On Saturday, we had the great honor and privilege of attending the transition of the sweet, shy Frodo as his family helped him pass over to be with the rest of the dogs from the group.
“He was the last of 48 brave survivors from that game changing case.
“Seized and rescued in 2007, we estimate that he would’ve been 15 years old – and THIS is the important part – the last 14 years of his life were spent being pampered like a prince with the Ramirez family and dogs.
“Sweet Frodo – How we loved him. He was one of the bravest survivors we’ve ever met,” they finished in their tribute to the sweet Frodo.
But, that wasn’t all. They also paid their respects to a few other survivors, as well.
“We didn’t realize at the time that Jonny Justice had just passed away in a private moment with his people, Cris & Jen, just two days earlier. Oh Jonny! We thought you might live forever,” the animal rescue group expressed.
“And finally – in the first week of October, Letti de Little’s sweet man Uba passed over. We’ve been grappling to find the words, and now Uba’s friends have pushed that door wide open.
“Warm sympathies and gratitude to the families. We’ll come back with more on each special dog and the lives they lived, but for now, it’s time to have a little cry and say goodbye to them all,” they finished.
It’s a true tragedy that these beautiful creatures lived to experience the evil sport of dogfighting.
But, thanks to the kind hearts of people in this world, they died having experienced what it felt like to be loved, as well.
Rest in peace to all the survivors of Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring.