‘Bait dog’ was left to die, animal rescue workers say (Some People SHOULD BE SHOT)

‘Bait dog’ was left to die, animal rescue workers say   (Some People SHOULD BE SHOT)

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Turtle getting some much-needed sleep.

By Abbie Ruzicka, Globe Correspondent

A severely wounded and hypothermic dog, believed to be a "bait dog" used to test other dogs' fighting instincts, was found abandoned and motionless near a busy Hyde Park road Monday night, according to the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

The dog, a female pit bull around 3 years old, was found by an animal control officer, curled in a ball and shivering with open wounds all over it, next to Smithfield Road near Turtle Park Parkway around 10:30 p.m. Monday.
A passerby who called 911 to report the dog, which rescuers named Turtle, returned to the scene to help an animal control officer search for the animal, which was found in a wooded area next to the road, said Lieutenant Alan Borgal, director of the Center for Animal Protection.

Borgal said that when he arrived on scene, he immediately knew the dog was used as a bait dog because of the type of wounds and the severity of her scars. The dog also had makeshift sutures where its owner had tried to sew old wounds, and its ears had been cropped for fighting, Borgal said.

"I've been working in this business for 35 years, and I'm just shocked that this dog was dumped to die," he said.
Members of the Animal Rescue League brought the dog to Tufts Veterinary Hospital in Walpole, where her wounds were cleaned and she was given antibiotics and fluids, Animal Rescue League spokeswoman Jennifer Wooliscroft said. The dog had a high fever and was covered in fleas, she said.

"I don't think she would have survived even a few more hours if she hadn't been found," Wooliscroft said.

Debby Vogel, of the Animal Rescue League of Boston, said the dog showed no signs of aggression when they found her and was whimpering on the car ride to the hospital.

"She was scared, sore, and cold. You could see in her eyes that she was in pain," she said.

When the dog is done with treatment at the veterinary hospital sometime this week, she will be released to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, where she will work with behavioral veterinarians and must be quarantined for around six months because of her bite wounds, Vogel said.

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4 years 18 weeks ago, 9:54 PM

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I hope she learns to trust people again!

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4 years 18 weeks ago, 11:04 PM

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Poor animal

Horrible way to treat the poor dog. I hope they find the owner. I'd like to.

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4 years 18 weeks ago, 11:14 PM

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I don't care what breed it is, you fight an animal you deserve to be castrated. Not be put in a so called jail and then be given a second chance on a football field. Or be put in a real prison and then be forced to fight for your asses virginity!

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4 years 18 weeks ago, 11:55 PM

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Stupid people

Who ever did this to that poor dog should be used as bait let them find out the hard way just how stupid they are

4 years 18 weeks ago, 12:48 AM

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and then

when she is not adopted because she is a pit bull...I dont agree with mistreatment of animals or dog fighting.what i do know is that unless you own a junk yard there is no reason to own one of these smart strong dogs.

4 years 18 weeks ago, 7:58 AM

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when she is not adopted because she is a pit bull...I dont agree with mistreatment of animals or dog fighting.what i do know is that unless you own a junk yard there is no reason to own one of these smart strong dogs.

My sister has 2 of them and her one is a national champ in 2 divisions only one thats ever done it. This dog is the biggest love puppy ever. Great with other dogs to. Pit bulls were breed to fight other dogs and never to attack it's owner. Unfournately the drug dealers and scum have made these dogs into the mess of a breed they are today. It's bad owners not bad breeds. Some people should never own dogs and some people should just be shot for how they own dogs.

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4 years 18 weeks ago, 2:48 AM

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I'd sure like to be the one to find the TURD that used this dog, then put his ass in the arena, with more than one of these dogs, then I'd have to suture his ass up...being the caring person I am. There is just no justification for this crap...

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4 years 18 weeks ago, 7:44 AM

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the people

The folks that did this are not rehabilitatable. prison would do no good, and only waste the money of decent people.

They should be airlifted to komodo island, have one of their Achilles' tendons severed, and then left to spend their last few days contemplating the nature of the concept of 'bait', and how it is not applied without consequence.

*that* might be suitable punishment.

3 years 14 weeks ago, 10:06 AM

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We own 2 pit bulls and they couldn't be better dogs(granted they're dumb as hell, but great dogs non the less) each time I see this kinda stuff I just wanna find the assholes who think its ok to do this to them and beat 'em within an inch of their life, nurse 'em back to health, and repeat. Over and over and over,... well you get the idea.

3 years 14 weeks ago, 10:13 AM

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I curently have one pitbll and have owned two others till they died of old age, and all of them are super smart. My 5 year old daughter taught our current pitbull Daisy to jump threw houla hoops, play dress up, all the standard commands, and I have taught her to finds shed antlers from wild life. The pitbull is an awesome breed that has been villified by the punk ass innercity scum that have ruined the reputation of a great dog.

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3 years 14 weeks ago, 10:52 AM

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These are the reasons I could never ever be LEO...

Unless of course, there was Summary Executions with due cause allowed which *cause* was left to be decided by attending LEO on site...

I'm voting to send em to the Lizards....

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 14 weeks ago, 4:13 PM

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dont get me wrong

Don't get me wrong, our male is really smart but he's ditzy. The female though is just plain dumb. We had a third one but she passed away last March.(she was 14) couldn't have asked for a better dog. She was everything you could hope for. I miss her soooo much. Once I have a place of my own I plan on getting one for myself. I absolutely adore the breed.

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