The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to get information to arrest whoever is responsible for the death of a “bait dog” who was discovered this week. The authorities posted a Facebook live video from a veterinary hospital on Wednesday and the dog, dubbed Star, was in critical condition from massive bite wounds.
Posted by Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida (Official) on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
A subsequent post let Facebook followers know that Star passed away:
Yesterday afternoon our agency did a live Facebook post about a “bait” dog that had been found by a citizen with significant injuries and was fighting for his life at the Animal Specialty Emergency Care in Rockledge, FL.
As we discussed in the live Facebook post “Star,” as a few of us affectionately named him, had significant life threatening injuries that are the result of extensive and recent dog bites as well as historical bites that covered his entire body including his hindquarters. As a result of his injuries it was evident that “Star” had been used as a bait dog to help train other dogs for fighting!!
Though the animal specialty team worked tirelessly to save Star, the injuries were so severe that he went into cardiac arrest and died during the night. Sheriff Wayne Ivey has vowed to find and punish whoever is responsible:
I want everyone to know that our Animal Cruelty Investigators are actively working to identify the person responsible for doing this to “Star” and once the suspect is identified he will find himself sitting in our jail with me asking our State Attorney to throw the book at him!!
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Our team is focusing not only on the individual responsible for the injuries to “Star” but also any person or group that is engaged in Dog Fighting in Brevard County!!
In addition, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Pet Posse, Canaveral Port Commissioner Robyn Hattaway, the Titusville SPCA, and Jack’s Wrecker of Melbourne have joined forces to offer a $10,000.00 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in this case!! Anyone who has information is asked to please call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS and please remember all calls to Crimeline are anonymous!!
Sheriff Ivey left parting words for the criminal responsible, saying:
As I have told everyone before, if you are demented and evil enough to do this to a dog you would do it to a human so I will have no remorse in putting you in our jail and keeping you locked up for as long as the law will allow!!
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