Update: Dog beaten, stabbed and stuffed in suitcase has died

In Hollywood, Florida, the dog who has garnered support from across the country after he was found stuffed in a blue suitcase with his paw sticking out behind an abandoned building has died.

Ollie, the one-year-old pit bull, died Thursday evening at the VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital. The devastating news has 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.”

The medical staff performed CPR for about an hour when Ollie began to show signs of distress. Dr. Nicole Patterson, the vet at VCA stated the dog’s injuries were just too traumatic for him to recover, although the medical staff had remained optimistic until Thursday evening when his condition quickly went downhill.

The dog had been stabbed 50 times, beaten and stuffed inside a suitcase. Ollie underwent surgery Tuesday. He had another operation on  Wednesday to suture several wounds on his back.

“Thank you everyone who have responded and reacted to the wonderful media coverage about this horrific incident. We’ve received more than 400 emails and 75-80 phone calls asking for an update, wanting to foster/adopt or how to donate. We have reached and more than exceeded our goal for his vet care. So thank you all,” posted Grateful Paws Dog and Cat Rescue who stepped up to care for the dog after authorities reached out for help.

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. PETA is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who hurt Ollie.

Rest in peace Ollie.

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19 replies
  1. Valerie says:

    Oh my goodness…this is just heart-breaking news…..I was so hopeful for this precious boy, for him to finally have a loving home and family to give him everything he needed….just devastated to read this..thankfully he was in loving arms when he passed away…and experienced kindness in his life at the end…..xxx…. Rest now precious one….God will take care of you…..

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  2. Patricia Green says:

    I hope and pray that this POS is found and justice will be done, no jail time but the same is done to them let them die of painful stab wounds, and beaten to death…!!! That is the punishment they deserve!!!

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  3. Gizmos Mommy says:

    Fly free with the angels sweet Ollie. I’m glad you knew love before you were taken from this world. Whoever did this to you needs to be eliminated by firing squad or whatever means possible. Personally I’d like to see the criminal killed very slowly inflicting as much pain as possible.

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    • Katie says:

      I absolutely agree with you. A very, very slow & painful death. Making sure that as many people as possible, cause you, your slow painful injuries, leading to death eventually! People may then think twice, about causing injuries to these wonderful, harmless animals!!

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  4. Darla says:

    I’m so distraught at this news. I thought he had been found soon enough and was young enough to survive. The ONLY consolation is that he did not die alone – afraid and suffering. He knew love for the last few hours of his life. RIP Ollie.

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  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    I’m always heartbroken when an abused dog doesn’t make it. Life has been so unkind to them and they deserved a shot at happiness. Rest in peace Ollie, I hope and pray there is some justice in this, that they find and prosecute the ones who did this to you. Bless all that tried so hard to help.

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  6. Marsha Squibb says:

    I am so sorry this poor soul lost his life…So many people wanted to give him a wonderful home but some son of a bitch saw to it that he couldn’t overcome his cruelty…RIP darlin…No more pain or cruelty over the Rainbow bridge!!!

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    • Jennifer Krause says:

      Why is it always after the pain and suffering that so many want to help? If people everywhere all did even some tiny thing to help before the horrific happens Then it would never need happen in the forest place!

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  7. Adrienne says:

    Horrible that Ollie had to endure the brutal beating/stabbing that he had and then stuffed in a suitcase. All of us had hoped that he would make and the encouragement of the 2 surgeries made me feel that he would make it, but so sadly he didn’t. I just pray that he realized, even with all he went through and the pain he had, that humans were good and did love him. His pictures should be on billboards to show people what kind of torture and cruelty an animal can go through. This dog affected me and had such positive hopes he would make it. I hope the police continue looking for the scum(s) who did this.Why didn’t they just dump Ollie in front of a shelter and drive off? What possesses these so-called humans to hurt a dog so badly and then leave it in a suitcase? These are not humans but void of any feelings, good or bad, and I read more and more about this and even teenagers committing these crimes.

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    • Jennifer Krause says:

      People/Humans are the worst most evil creatures on the planet! Where do people get the idea that doing something like this to an innocent is even the tiniest bit ok? Society needs to place laws that remind people that if you break them, You will be broken also! Some Peopke even do these things to children but almost always when they look back in their histories you see animal torture came first! The authorities said “oh well it was just a pet”! Well they now have come to the conclusion that dogs can learn up to about a 2yro level… would you torture a 2yr and be ok with that? We are the worst for the planet! We just use it until there is nothing left! We were put here to protect it not abuse it! The day will come when all these monsters will get exactly what they deserve! I just hope that it’s soon and that they get to feel every little bit as much hurt as whatever they made hurt! They deserve whatever they get! It disgusts me sometimes that I am a part of a society that thinks everything is here for them to just treat it anyway they want!
      So sorry to Olly and all the rest that had to be abused by someone sick mind!

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  8. Helen says:

    RIP Ollie, you’re free now, no one will hurt you again sweet boy. I’m sorry you had to suffer so much before you left us to cross the rainbow bridge.

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  9. Kim McBrayer says:

    Someone knows who did this. I hope they do the right thing & tell authorities who it is. RIP Ollie…. I’m so sorry the human race is so jacked up. Love u 2 the moon & back…

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  10. Gwen says:

    I hope they find the MONSTER who did this and they don’t deserve jail time, they deserve death!!!! For anyone who can do such a crime against an innocent animal does not deserve to live among any of us and hope they rot in HELL. R.I.P. sweet Ollie. Fly high and hopefully justice will be served!!!

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  11. Nancy Raymond says:

    The abuse Ollie suffered by some hunk of sewer sludge will only be justified by them getting the same – please post a large reward – someone knows who Ollie belonged to and they need to step up and turn them in – Ollie deserves justice for what cruelty was done to him.

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  12. IsabellaLabradorIssy says:

    SENTENCING OF OLLIE’s KILLER, BRENDAN EVANS IS ON 4/9/2018… here is info

    #Ollie #brendanEvans #animalcruelty
    ‼️‼️‼️
    BROWARD Cty.Courthouse
    201 SE 6th St. Ft.Laud.Fl 33301
    954 831-6565
    Case-17013552CF10A
    JUDGE-Martin Fein
    ❌Date-4/9 8:45am sentencing❌
    Brendan Evans b/date 10/17/86-need b/d to get info from Court

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  13. IsabellaLabradorIssy says:

    SENTENCING OF OLLIE’s KILLER, BRENDAN EVANS IS ON 4/9/2018… here is info

    #Ollie #brendanEvans #animalcruelty
    ‼‼‼
    BROWARD Cty.Courthouse
    201 SE 6th St. Ft.Laud.Fl 33301
    954 831-6565
    Case-17013552CF10A
    JUDGE-Martin Fein
    ❌Date-4/9 8:45am sentencing❌
    Brendan Evans b/date 10/17/86-need b/d to get info from Court

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