Animal Cruelty

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Marine Unit

SPCA Tampa Bay

Female pit bull (Deceased)
Brindle or brown colored with a white underside

Deputies assigned to the Marine Unit are investigating the death of a female pit bull. 

Marine deputies began their investigation at about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2015.

Marine deputies responded to the waterway adjacent to the Weedon Island Preserve located at 1601 Weedon Drive NE, in Unincorporated St. Petersburg.

Why/ How:
Deputies assigned to the Marine Unit are investigating the death of a female Pitbull. 

Deputies say that a fisherman found the deceased dog floating in the waterway near a channel leading into the Bartow Power Plant, just off the Weedon Island Preserve.

When deputies arrived, they determined that someone had tied a short rope around the dog’s neck and attached a cinder block to the rope leaving the dog in the water.    

Deputies described the dog as a brindle or brown colored female pit bull with a white colored belly.

The dog’s remains were recovered from the waterway and the remains were released to SPCA of Tampa Bay.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at (727) 582-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or

The investigation continues.


Posted by Friday, December 11, 2015 10:20:00 AM Categories: Animal Calls Seeking the Public’s Help

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