Pasco County Deputy Cares for Injured Dog with Beef Jerky

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In Pasco County, Florida, a sheriff’s deputy found an injured dog behind a store in the Fox Hollow area.  The dog seemed to be wandering aimlessly, and seemed to have fresh injuries on him.

Deputy Riyad called in animal control, but decided to stay with the injured dog until help arrived.  He had noticed fresh looking wounds on the dogs face, head and body.  This lead the deputy to believe that the dog may have been used in a fighting ring, as a bait dog.

“Dep. Riyad thinks the dog might have been used for dog fighting,” the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

Some people on Facebook also think that the dog may not have been used as a bait dog, but may have the injuries for another reason.  Some people are saying that if the injuries are only on the dog’s face, he may be an escapee from a kennel or some dog enclosure.  He could have recieved the injuries from that.

“If it’s just face injuries and the dog is nice then chances are the dog got out of a cage or kennel or fenced area and was not used for fighting,” one Facebook user wrote.

No matter what the circumstances, the important thing is that the dog is going to be OK, and no the search is on to see if the dog has a family or not.

32 thoughts on “Pasco County Deputy Cares for Injured Dog with Beef Jerky”

  1. How nice, he called animal control and stayed with it until Animal Control could come, imprisons and then murder it. Pasco County has terrible animals services. They kill animals and don’t try very hard to get them homes. There’s lots of dog fighting and strays/abandonment. If the officer had cared he would have taken it home. All he did was insure its sad death.


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