An Update on Jake — Pit Bull in NYC on Death Row Could Be Rescued

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jake-smallA 4-year-old Pit Bull mix suspected of being used in dog fighting was taken in at Animal Care and Control in New York City. It was suspected Jake had rabies, and plans were made to put the dog down when The Lexus Project, an animal advocate group, came to Jake’s rescue. Following a trial last Friday, Jake has been sent home with Robin Mittasch, President & Co-founder of The Lexus Project, according to their Facebook page.

The Lexus Project and the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals will take Jake to the vet for further checkups and treatment, and The Lexus Project will continue to fight for Jake to be sent to a foster home ready to take him in in Maryland. They’re due back in court on Dec 3.

UPDATE 12/09/13

CORRECTION – Jake never went into the home of Robin Mittasch, he was moved under her legal custody to another facility where he could wait out his quarantine.

Jake and his team are due back in court on Dec 19.

NEW 12/30/13 – Read the update – Jake is free!

HOW TO HELP

You can donate to Jake’s care on his Facebook page.

We’ll be following the case here on The Wet Nose Press.