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.