Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sweet Jasmine - An angel passes on


Sad news - Our little hero girl from the cover of Sports Illustrated has passed on. We were sad to learn that Sweet Jasmine was struck by a car and died yesterday. We don't know any of the details, but we can imagine that her adopted family is absolutely devastated.

We're all so proud of her family for giving her the life of champions. Her little face will go down in history as the face that helped change the course for pit bulls everywhere - She's immortal and cherished by us all.

Sending warm thoughts to everyone in Recycled Love today.
Bless you, sweet people!

In friendship,
BAD RAP

49 comments:

ana poe said...

RIP, Jasmine. We know how much it hurts to lose a loved one so suddenly and our hearts go out to you.

Toni said...

The Rainbow Bridge needed another angel...and Jasmine was definitely an angel. She taught so many so much during her time here. She will always be loved and missed!

Jon Bozak said...

Oh, that is just too sad. Who didn't fall in love with that soulful face and uplifting story?

Jenn said...

I am so SO sorry to read this. Rest in Peace sweet Jasmine, you will always be in our hearts :(

gypsy said...

Oh nooo, RIP JASMINE!! Aww man, this is awful.

Dianne in DC said...

This is so sad. She is the fourth dog I've lost since the end of July, it is just heartbreaking. I know Mary and the staff at WARL will be crying over this one.

Janet said...

This is just so sad... how heartbreaking this must be for everyone that was close to Sweet Jasmine. Thank you all for showing her so much love and showing her what it's like to actually be a dog.

Kembree said...

So sorry to hear this, its so sad. RIP little girl..

Rebecca said...

RIP Jasmine. Condolences to her family. :(

Kirsten said...

Oh no! What a terrible shock to her loved ones. I'm sure she will be very missed. x

CK0712™ said...

man that is just sad!

Gail said...

This sudden loss is hard for all of us who watched her from afar. I can only imagine what it is like for those who cared for her everyday. Dog Bless you all for the love you gave her and others that people mistreated and or gave up on. She is now doing her ANGEL work. You gave her the most preious thing ever... LOVE!!!

kissa-bull said...

oh no! this is so sad to hear, god needed an angel up there for sure
my prayers are with her adopted family.

Anonymous said...

RIP Sweet Jasmine! You will never know how much your sweet face did to change the way people look at Pitties. Give our love to Rose!

flowerpower said...

I'm just so glad that she got to know love and happiness for a blessed time in her life. Rest in peace, sweet girl! You just relax and warm yourself in the sun and play...you'll be reunited with the people that loved and helped you someday!

Mike Sweeney said...

Very very sad. Minnesota sends our condolences.

Laine said...

RIP Sweet Jasmine. While I only knew this sweet angel from the pages of a magazine, I'm deeply saddened over her sudden leave. Thank you to everyone who showed this girl kindness and love and gave her a second chance in life. And thank you, Sweet Jasmine, for showing us courage, love, how to relive life and how to forgive. My prayers and love to her family and to all who knew her.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad she knew peace and love before she went. Rest in peace sweet girl!

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness, how tragic!!!

Alaina said...

RIP sweetheart. I'm so sad to hear of your early passing. I'm sure your family gave you lots of love and happiness, that you should've had all alone. I'm sorry :( .....writing from Philly & this is hitting home now more than ever. GRRRRRRRRRRRR

Anonymous said...

All of us who love pit bulls honor and cherish your memory, Sweet Jasmine. We are saddened by your sudden leaving, but thrilled you were able to experience the love of family. You are a good girl, sweet angel.

s&b/mty

oh, rebecca. said...

that is heartbreaking :(

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. little girl. You were loved and you were a champion. You will be very missed and my prayers go out to your family.

KathrynDale said...

Poor baby girl. She was an inspiration, and will always remain that way. Thank you to everyone who helped give her the life she deserved. She was such an angel, and she got the life she truly deserved thanks to all the wonderful people who believed and fought for her. Our prayers are with you to everyone who is suffering this loss.
And, Jasmine- We will always remember your strength and enthusiasm, thanks for the inspiration.

-KathrynDale, and dogs.

leigha said...

rip sweet girl. rainbow bridge is that much brighter now with your sweet face shining there.

Anonymous said...

With sincere sympathy for her family and loved ones. Thank you for caring for her,

Lynn in N. Cal

Donna said...

A Desperate Rescuer - I chose not to post your note because, while I'm sure your intentions are good, your anonymity hardens your already hard message. I don't know how Jasmine met this fate, but am fairly certain that that no one is beating themselves up more than her grieving family right now. I'm sure they'll talk if they decide to share. And if they decide not to, that's okay too. The internet is a tough place to grieve.

Anonymous said...

*Thank You* for protecting Jasmine's family - anyone, and I do mean anyone, can have a dog hit by a car. There are so many ways it can happen, and many of them have nothing to do with a lack of responsibility.

Hugs to lovely Jasmine's family - the fact that we can even say she had one is such an incredible blessing. She knew love. That's all we need to know.

Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace Sweet Girl. Your face and courage will forever change the way the public see pits. You were a true hero from day 1. I have your magazine and will always cherish it. You are a true angel. We & the pitbull cause will forever miss your sweet face.

Lori & Rosie

Nicole said...

My thoughts go out to everyone involved. RIP beautiful little Lady!
How sad!

Hugs to all of you!

Nicole

Lemon Parade said...

My heart goes out to her family for the loss of this sweet girl.
There is nothing in this world that hurts more than the loss of a "heart string"....nothing.

You will be in our thoughts, Our wish is that with each passing moment the healing vibes that we all send to your family will wrap themselves around you and help to heal you.
remember its always ok to just take a "break" from the rest of the world and find your place to grieve your loved one, she will always forever be remembered and loved in the hearts of her family, her friends and thousands of people. I see her every day I come into work as she is on my wall by my desk and its her picture that reminds mke every day of why , no matter how hard my day is, no matter how frustrated and aggravated i get and feel like I want to give up..I look at her and i see, there "IS" a wonderful bright light at the end of the tunnel for these dogs!! and i go on, So please know that your little girl gives me hope... EVERYDAY.
With all or prayers to you.
Laurie Adams

The Foster Lady said...

Oh so hard to hear, here in Philly when Vick is supposed to perhaps play tonight and protesters are gathering. Let them take the image of Jasmine, on Sports Illustrated (proud owner of 10 copies) to make them strong as we fight this terrible fight in Philadelphia.

To her family: rest assured that you did your very best for her and to all of us, a contribution to Recylced Love in her memory would go a long, long way, to helping more bullies in need.

Donna, can you provide the link so that we can do that?

Dina

Anonymous said...

Totally heartbreaking!! Yes, accidents can happen, they happen so suddenly and so fast regardless of all our efforts to avoid them. Any one of us I am sure has been close or experienced this, to children, to the dogs, anyone. Sometimes we are fortunate in that the incident gives us a very good scare of what could have happened. Other times, not.
My heart goes out to Jasmine's family, the pain and anguish they feel right now.
She will be remembered by many, the beautiful girl looking out from the cover of SI, a quizzical look, maybe wondering what is going on, what is going to happen, a quiet and calm look.
At least she knew what being loved meant, that good things can happen.
Shalom Sweet Jasmine......

TEH

Jenn (Bumper's Mommy) said...

Thoughts, prayers, and many doggie kisses from our family to yours, Jasmine!! You brought so much positive attention to the "fight" against dog fighting! R.I.P
Jenn, Mike, and Bumper

donna gaccione said...

may you be in a better place my angel donna

Valentine said...

I am so happy to have come across this webpage. It enrages me that I cannot own a pit bull because of the ignorant laws I must live under. My pittie was my best friend and it breaks my heart every morning I have to wake up without her. Losing my pittie before it was "her time" has been one of the most difficult things I have had to suffer through. I am so sad for Jasmine's family and wish them well through this rough time.
Valentine

Jolene said...

My heartfelt sympathy to all of the wonderful humans who have helped and loved Jasmine along the way. She was a lovely Poster Pup and will be remembered. How ironic that her former captor returns to the spotlight of the NFL tonight. RIP Sweet Jasmine.

Frodo said...

Sweet Jasmine, may your sprit live on forever. My heart goes out to her loving family. I know it must be hard to loose something so precious. Please be kind to yourselves. I'm sure Jasmin was very grateful for the love and beautiful life you gave her.

*Frodo sends love and sympathy hugs, as well.

~Bullymomma~

Jess & The Pit Crew said...

RIP, gorgeous girl. You accomplished so much in a short time, touching hearts, healing hurts, and dispelling ignorance.

I find it no wonder you were called home.

My sincere sympathy to all the people involved with Jasmine and her family for their horrible loss, and my sincere gratitude for giving her all she deserved for the short time you could.

JoAnn said...

RIP Jasmine ~ You are a hero for surviving the horrors of Vick and you lived to tell so much to so many. You are now in God's pocket.

Chelsea said...

Absolutely heartbreaking. My thoughts go out to Jasmine's grieving family. They helped Jasmine be the best she could be, sending out a crucial message to everyone who even glimpsed her sweet face on SI. Folks like them restore my faith in the human race.

Anonymous said...

RIP Sweet Sweet Jasmine. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the people that had given her a second chance and showed her that there was love in this world for her. May her story be one that brought to the world so that people will know what a truly forgiving and loving breed these dogs are.
Rest in peace Jasmine, you are now in the gentle hands of God where you will only know kindness and love.

leigha said...

she will always live on in our hearts as the poster dog for better days ahead for our beloved pitties.

Doni's Dogs said...

Her journey in the world was through. She accomplished the tasks she had set before herself with beauty and elegance. She will be missed in this life, but she watches over many from the other side. Thank you, Jasmine, for the role you have played in forever changing the way that pitts are treated and perceived. And thank you to all of the humans who were fortunate enough to love and care for this little angel. You made her life a small piece of heaven after he journey into hell. RIP sweet girl. You have completed your mission and it was a job well done. I hope I am lucky enough to know you on the other side.

iwantmuzik said...

this is a good post.. i had no idea. thanks for sharing this with us

Doni's Dogs said...

I have included a link to this blog in the article I have posted on taking control of pet health care which includes information on vaccination contraindications. This obviously has nothing to do with what the article is about. But whenever I post an article I always list a site of the day to help bring awareness to a web site that is in some way supporting animal welfare issues. In the mentioning of this blog posting I have also posted a PSA that was done by Animal Rescue Association.org against dog fighting. I did it in memory of Jasmine. You can see the article at:
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-11706-Salt-Lake-Alternative-Pet-Health-Examiner~y2009m8d30-Taking-responsibility-for-health-care-with-vaccination-information
The mention of Jasmine is at the bottom of the article.

debra said...

I still have that issue of Sports Illustrated propted up for every client to see and anyone that ask learns something new about pit bulls. Thank you Jasmine ...I'll keep you up there!

Anonymous said...

Bless all of you that showed love and compassion to these lovely victims of such brutality. Sweet Jasmine put such a beautiful but damaged face to the horror that some humans can do. I am so sad for her people's loss but so grateful for her happily chnaged life.

Anonymous said...

May you rest in peace, you lovely girl. My heart is broken, I will mourn you this evening, and pray that all dogs go to heaven, as you surely deserve something good to happen to you.