Ollie, the pit bull that stole the hearts of Floridians after being found bleeding inside a suitcase Tuesday, died Thursday night at the facility where he was receiving medical care.
The VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital that was treating Ollie posted on Facebook Friday morning saying that Ollie died due to the trauma of his injuries.
“Our team of specialists, emergency doctors and staff worked for over an hour to keep Ollie with us,” the VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital said on Facebook. “His body simply could not overcome the inflammation and damage to his body caused by his horrific ordeal.”
On Tuesday morning, Ollie was found injured a suitcase behind an abandoned apartment complex. His paw was sticking out of the luggage.
The next day, the dog underwent surgery to close the wounds on his head and was said to be wagging his tail.
The Grateful Paws Dog and Cat Rescue was also looking to find Ollie a home and created a GoFundMe account to pay for his medical bills.
“The outpouring of love we have seen over the last few days in support of Ollie is an affirmation of the true goodness in people,” the animal hospital wrote. “Detectives are still investigating the crimes committed against Ollie in the hopes that the perpetrators of this grotesque brutality will come to justice.”
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