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Injuries show dog found in Merritt Island was used as a bait dog

A $10,000 reward is being used for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspect or suspects in the case

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is looking for the owner of the dog after it was found injured under a carport on Ormond Avenue in Merritt Island.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is looking for the owner of the dog after it was found injured under a carport on Ormond Avenue in Merritt Island. (Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is looking for the owner of the dog after it was found injured under a carport on Ormond Avenue in Merritt Island.

Star went into cardiac arrest on Tuesday night and died, according to the sheriff’s office.

When the dog was brought into a local animal hospital Star was in bad condition and had bites all over its body.

UPDATE ON ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATION OF INJURED “BAIT” DOG!! Yesterday afternoon our agency did a live Facebook post...

Posted by Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida (Official) on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The sheriff said the dog might be a “bait dog” for dogfighting.

A “bait dog” is used to strengthen a fighting dog, according to Sheriff Ivey.

Anyone who has any information on the dog’s owner is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 321-264-5201.

A $10,000 reward is being used for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspect or suspects in the case.


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