In Hollywood, Florida the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who stabbed and then stuffed a dog into a blue suitcase and left him suffering behind an abandoned building has soared. According to Wednesday’s publication of the Sun-Sentinel, the current reward is just shy of $60,000.
Ollie, the one-year-old pit bull was found on October 10 along Lee Street. When discovered he was rushed to the VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital. Tragically he died a few days later. The devastating news had been posted on the hospital’s Facebook page:
“All of the staff at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital are sad to confirm that Ollie the pit-bull, passed away last night at 8:30pm due to the trauma of his injuries. Our team of specialists, emergency doctors and staff worked for over an hour to keep Ollie with us. His body simply could not overcome the inflammation and damage to his body caused by his horrific ordeal.
The outpouring of love we have seen over the last few days in support of Ollie is an affirmation of the true goodness in people. Detectives are still investigating the crimes committed against Ollie in the hopes that the perpetrators of this grotesque brutality will come to justice.
We share in the mourning of this sweet and innocent animal that gave only love, even in the darkest moments.”
Ollie had been stabbed 50 times, beaten and stuffed inside a suitcase. He had severe lacerations to the top of his head as well as his body and had been wearing a red collar. The cruelty inflicted upon this dog sent shivers through the country.
Since Ollie’s death, animal advocates and animal welfare organizations have raised tens of thousands of dollars and the authorities have added an additional $3,000. Someone must know something.
Anyone with information about who is responsible is asked to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954.967.4411 or Broward County Crimestoppers at 954.493.TIPS. The responsible person(s) could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if found guilty of felony animal cruelty.
Read previous article here.
Read the first article here when Ollie was found.
(Photos of Ollie stuffed in suitcase via Grateful Paws)
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