Miami-Dade Animal Services continue to investigate a video taken by a neighbor who is worried a dog could be in danger. According to News7, the exclusive video was turned over to Animal Services, and a neighbor, Odalys Fernandez, who lives behind the home, knows exactly what she witnessed. First she spotted a dog running on an apparently home made treadmill; the dog had his head down and appeared very tired.
“And then I saw a pig. There was a pig in there as well,” Odalys stated.
The pig had been in a separate cage in the backyard, and there was no way the dog would have been able to get to the animal, however it seemed as if the dog had been chasing the pig in the Southwest Miami-Dade backyard for a long period of time. In addition to the dog and the pig, there were four people in the backyard – including one young child. Several cages of dogs were also set along the perimeter of the yard.
Odalys is convinced the dogs were being trained to fight; why else would any dog be trained on a treadmill with another animal in front of it being chased.
“I like dogs and I like people and what they did to those dogs. I don’t like it. And when I saw that one dog with all the mosquitoes on top of the bite that he had…”
And then over a month ago, one morning the fence to the backyard was down and all of the dogs, their cages, the equipment and the pig were gone. Although Miami-Dade Animal Services has the video and the facts about the possible dog fighting training operation, nothing has been done – or at least the investigators aren’t commenting.
What a tragedy this could be for nine dogs and a pig.
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(Photo via screenshot of video) Check out the video courtesy of News7)