Detectives seeking info about ‘mistreated, brutalized’ dog possibly used in dog fighting

Phoenix (PBSO)

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach County detectives are seeking information about a “mistreated, brutalized” pit bull mix found injured in the Riviera Beach area earlier this month.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Teri Barbera said 3-year-old “Phoenix” was found Sept. 5 in the area of Blue Heron Boulevard and Central Industrial Drive.

Phoenix had numerous wounds, leading investigators to believe she was “possibly used as a bait animal in dog fighting,” Barbera said.

Phoenix was taken to Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control where she was treated and turned over to the Shining Horse Farm and Sanctuary in the Loxahatchee area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 800-458-8477.

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