Pit bull found stuffed in suitcase dies

Despite veterinarians' best efforts, Ollie dies at Hollywood animal hospital

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - A dog that was found stuffed inside a suitcase behind an abandoned building in Hollywood has died.

Ollie, the 1-year-old pit bull, died Thursday night at the VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital.

"Our team of specialists, emergency doctors and staff worked for over an hour to keep Ollie with us," the hospital said in a news release. "His body simply could not overcome the inflammation and damage to his body caused by his horrific ordeal."

Hollywood police said the dog's paw was sticking out of the suitcase when officers found Ollie about 1 a.m. Tuesday behind 1945 Lee St.

Ollie had severe lacerations to the top of his head and body.

It was later determined that Ollie had been stabbed and beaten.

"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," the hospital statement said.

Anyone with information about who injured Ollie is asked to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-967-4411 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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