Mon. Jun 24th, 2019

Injured, abandoned dog may be victim of dog fighting



DENVER – A 2-year-old dog found in Denver with several severe injuries is believed to be the abandoned victim of dog fighting.

The Pitbull mix was found and reported by a good Samaritan Thursday morning in the 1500 West Maple Avenue, according to Environmental Health spokeswoman Kerra Jones.

“The dog has multiple severe injuries to his head, ears and legs that are consistent with dog fighting,” Jones wrote. “The dog is currently being evaluated by (Denver Animal Protection) veterinary staff and is expected to survive.”

Staff at the shelter nicknamed the docile dog “Bubba G,” as in bubble gum, because of his pink face.

Richard Molinari believes Bubba G’s injuries are about a week old, and healing well. Eventually, he says, the dog could be put up for adoption.

Dog fighting is considered felony animal cruelty in Colorado, Jones explained.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

Molinari also said that dog fighting injuries are not common. He believes that is because it is difficult to organize the illegal fights and keep them off the radar of law enforcement.

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