Pit bulls, abused, abandoned in Lee County

CREATED Feb. 5, 2014

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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Two pit bulls were abandoned outside of Lee County Domestic Animal Services shelter Tuesday night.

LCDAS is seeking information regarding the owner of the two dogs who were extremely emaciated and covered with wounds and scars. 

One was too weak to stand.  According to video cameras, one female and one male dog were abandoned at 4:15 am. The cameras captured the image of what appeared to be a black male, approximately 5 feet, ten inches tall, possibly wearing an Atlanta Braves baseball cap, leave the canines and drive off.  An employee discovered the dogs around 6:30 am.
“The male is about 25 lbs. underweight and the pressure sores and caked feces on his body would indicate that he has been laying in this condition for days to weeks,” said Nicole Ferguson, DVM.  The female is about 20 lbs. underweight and possibly pregnant,” she added.  Both dogs tested positive for heartworms.  A good foster home or adopter may be needed for these dogs to get the care they require to recover.

Animal Services is investigating the matter because abandonment is a violation of state law.
Anyone who recognizes these dogs or has information regarding their owner is asked to call Animal Services at 533-7387, ext. 2, or contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  Lee County Domestic Animal Services accepts anonymous complaints and information.