A person in Lehigh Acres was strolling through the streets, when he found a Florida Cur dog helplessly roaming through various backyards. The dog’s condition spoke of horror, as his mouth was taped shut with a broad, red electrical tape.



The tape was so tight that the dog was drooling, panting and struggling to breathe. He was also dehydrated, malnourished and bleeding from wounds on his arm and chest. He had clearly been wandering abandoned in this pitiable state for days.

The dog was taken to Lee County Domestic Animal Services for emergency medical attention. Thankfully, he is doing well now. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking community assistance in an attempt to identify the person who did this to the innocent pooch.



Any person, with any information on the identity of the owner or the identity of the dog, can call either the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000 or submit information anonymously to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-(800) 780-TIPS. Calls to Crime Stoppers will be kept anonymous, with an eligibility for cash reward of up to $3000.

We are heartbroken to see people going to such lengths to torture animals. We hope the person responsible is found soon and faces justice.