Arrest Made In Case Of Pit Bull Stabbed, Stuffed Into Suitcase

An arrest has been made in the disturbing discovery of a pit bull stuffed into a suitcase.

In October, passerby Steve Rogers called 911, and said that while walking home, he and his girlfriend noticed a suitcase behind an abandoned house.  When they got closer and shone a light on the case, they could see a dog’s paw sticking out.

When they arrived on scene, Hollywood officers heard an animal crying – and found a bloody dog inside the suitcase, beaten and stabbed.  Veterinarians reported that Ollie’s head and body were covered with between 20 and 30 deep stab wounds.

Grateful Paws Dog and Cat Rescue quickly took on the responsibility for the mixed breed pup, keeping watch with veterinarians at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital.

At first, veterinarians were optimistic about Ollie’s survival.  Although he had swelling and some discharge from surgery, he was up and walking, even wagging his tail.  According to the rescue, Ollie had fans from all over.

“People were interested in either fostering him or adopting him or both.  It’s just been unbelieveable”, said Jan Milbyer with Grateful Paws.

Sadly, after a few additional surgeries, Ollie lost his battle and passed away just two days after he was found.  The trauma had been simply too much for his two-year-old body to handle.  A note was left on the doorstep of the abandoned home, with a handwritten message,

“We were not able to save you, but at least we can get you justice.”

Police say they used DNA from that blue suitcase to track down 31-year-old Brendan Evans.   He’s been charged with aggravated animal cruelty.  A reward of nearly $3500 was offered for information leading to who was responsible for this heinous act of cruelty.

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Lisa Blanck

Writing articles about animals for more than 22 years, she dove into the rescue world with the onset of Hurricane Katrina. As an outspoken advocate for animals, she’s covered everything from paws to hooves, fins to feathers. She was the Orlando Animal Rescue and Worldwide Animal Issues Examiner for seven years. She’s always thinking pawsitive, looking for ways to improve the lives of animals. She lives with one dog, one cat and one patient human. She welcomes your suggestions and is thrilled to be part of the ShelterMe.tv family!

4 comments

  1. Mary Shiring says:

    This man needs to be punished with a Longg Jail sentence.Who knows what he could do to another human being

  2. Lajeanne Leveton says:

    Did you read Brendan Evans was a self proclaimed “VOODOO PRIEST” and had sacrificed Ollie, and all the other sad unknown animals whose body parts were found in his home…..

    SADLY, the maximum punishment for animal abuse in Florida is 5 years in jail and a $10, 000. fine…..that is ALL…..

    WE must strengthen animal abuse laws in every state…..we are now seeing truly sadistic animal abuse/ killing such as we have never seen before….the old rules/ punishments do not go far enough.

  3. TERRY FURLONG says:

    CAN WE STAB HIM 20 OR 30 TIMES AND BEAT HIS HEAD IN???

    IT WOULD NOT BE ENOUGH…
    BLESS YOU..
    THE FOLKS WHO FOUND HIM SO HE DID NOT DIE ALONE AND IN PAIN…IN A SUITCASE!!!!!!

    YOU ARE FREE AND WHOLE NOW, DEAR OLLIE…
    WAIT FOR US ALL..AT THE BRIDGE.

    WE WILL GET JUSTICE FOR YOU…WE PROMISE.!

  4. Cintia Gray says:

    Too horrific for words.

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