Police: No Leads in Rock Hill Bait Dog Case
ROCK HILL, S.C. – The pit bull left for dead in Rock Hill last week is making a remarkable recovery. His caretakers wheeled him outside Wednesday for fresh air. He’s got a long way to go and multiple surgeries ahead of him including another possible amputation. “Rambo” is clearly a lover, not a fighter and that is why multiple medical experts who’ve assessed him say the dog was likely used as bait for other fighting dogs.
Dog fighting is a felony.
Rock Hill Police tell us they have “no real updates” on the investigation. They’re “still seeking the public’s help for information.” They say they have “no leads,” “as this is an isolated area.” The York County Sheriff’s Office says its also investigating but what, we’re not sure. Their incident report says officers believe Rambo’s lacerations appeared to be from, maybe, a coyote.
CARE veterinary surgeon Dr. Laura Dvorak tells WCCB News @ Ten anchor Morgan Fogarty, “His back legs have indication of a strangulation effect. Where something had to be tied around the ankles tight enough to cause loss of blood flow for a period of time.” Fogarty asked, “Which would suggest human involvement?” Dvorak replied, “Exactly. Yep.”
Fogarty asked, “Has any law enforcement reached out to you?” She replied, “No.”
“I’ve not heard anything from them,” says Rose Chmielewski of law enforcement. She runs Every Life Matters Animal Rescue. She’s coordinating Rambo’s care and she also wants to help investigators. She says, “Our hope is that the police department and animal control at the York County Sheriff, they actually take this serious.”
PETA will give $5,000 to whoever can give police info that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. Also: Rambo’s other back leg will be assessed again Thursday to see if another amputation is necessary. If you’d like to donate to Rambo’s medical care, go here: https://www.youcaring.com/justice-543958