R.I.P. Frodo, The Last Surviving Dog Rescued From Michael Vick’s Dogfighting Ring


When Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons lived in Virginia, officials had to rescue 51 Pit Bulls from there. Horrible cruelty was inflicted upon these animals. They had to put up with beatings, electrocution, hanging, drowning, and forced combat.

48 courageous Pitties died, but sadly only three of the dogs did. Many rescue groups and their future families showed love and patience to these timid, formerly abused dogs.

In fact, Frodo, one of the survivors, lived to be fifteen. December 18, 2021, saw the passing of this man. After enduring a year in misery at Vick's compound, he was "pampered like a prince" for the subsequent 14 years.

Have tranquility, "sweetheart" Frodo.

The dog's passing was reported on Facebook by BAD RAP, a nonprofit animal protection group with Oakland offices. It was incredibly helpful for the dogs' recovery that this organisation advocated on their behalf.

Following is what is written in the BAD RAP entry on Frodo's passing:

"Greetings, Frodo. We adored him. We had never witnessed a survivor as brave as him."

Frodo lived a happy life, died in love, and was surrounded by his loving family. I appreciate you seeing to his medical needs all the way through, Dr. Williams, as recounted in the following BAD RAP statement about the dog's final moments: "While his mother Kim Ramirez and her daughter Dominique were crying, Frodo ate that enormous package of meat." You earned his trust by creating an unforgettable evening."

Frodo's Story's Recoveries

Frodo served as the movement's ambassador to refute the inaccurate perception of Pit Bulls throughout the entirety of his life. He also gave an example of the importance of kindness and tolerance in a dog's existence.

These puppies immediately gained the trust of BAD RAP, a dog rescuer with years of expertise working with dogs rescued from fights. According to BAD RAP, dogs with a troubled past should be given another chance.

Frodo demonstrated that in order for young dogs saved from abuse to grow into strong, brave adults, they must be socialized from an early age. Between the ages of three and six months, the police took him into arrest; the following six agonizing months were spent in solitary confinement while he awaited assistance."

When Frodo was saved from his terrible environment, he was unusually cautious and fearful. In an interview with The Mercury News from 2009, Frodo's adoptee Kim Ramirez disclosed:

"Anything with a mechanical sound bothers him. In our house, he would become fixated by the ceiling fans and would tremblely stare up at them. He'd take off if I opened a cabinet. Alternatively, you might microwave popcorn. I doubt it, but possibly he associates shooting with the popcorn. He may not have watched any of the fights, in my opinion. But he heard them, I'm sure of it."

The Ramirez family was a blessing to Frodo since they treated him with such consideration and love. As his legs began to fail him, the family of the adorable dog began pushing him around in a stroller.

Truly, a survivor passed away.

The 48 Heroes Still Alive From The "Vick" Dogs

In 2019, there were still 13 canines who had been released from Vick's dogfighting ring. Jonny Justice passed away in October 2021 with his family at his side, just two days before Frodo and Uba went across the rainbow bridge.

These dogs all led contented lives in spite of their traumatic pasts because they were given the chances they deserved.

Animal rights advocates coming together could lead to amazing things. The proof consists of 48 "Vick" dogs.

Vick was sentenced to 19 months in federal prison after admitting to killing dogs while supporting dogfighting. Despite this injustice, the widely reported case changed how Pit Bulls were viewed and how abused canines may be rehabilitated.


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