UPDATE: Merritt Island ‘Bait Dog’ Used in Dog Fighting Has Died From His Injuries

By  //  August 5, 2020

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Have a tip? Call Crimeline 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)

ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is asking for community’s help in solving an animal cruelty case involving dog fighting in Merritt Island.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is asking for community’s help in solving a disturbing animal cruelty case involving dog fighting in Merritt Island.

Sheriff Ivey mentions the dog was found near Ormond Ave. just off N. Tropical Trail underneath a carport by a local passerby.

Sadly, the dog died overnight in the emergency vet office last night, according to BCSO.

Investigators believe the dog was a ‘bait dog’ for dog fighting. Dog fighters use bait dogs to let their game dogs practice mutilating another dog, without being harmed in the process.

If you have any information that could help authorities solve this case, please call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is offering $10,000 reward for info leading to arrest.

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