A Hernando County, Fla., man was arrested and an animal control officer reprimanded, following the death of a severely injured pit bull, reported Tuesday's Tampa Bay Times.
On Sunday, police arrested 21-year-old Blake Coleman Worley on a charge of animal cruelty after discovering a grievously wounded pit bull locked in the utility room of a vacant home in Brooksville.
On August 13, a neighbor tipped off the police to the presence of an injured dog inside of the house on Peach Street; when the authorities arrived, the dog was unresponsive and bleeding.
The wounded dog was covered in bite wounds, believed to have been sustained from dog-fighting; while locked in the room, the dog had no access water.
Things did not improve for the injured dog after he was rescued from the room; in fact, not long after being "saved," the dog died in a kennel because a Hernando County Animal Services officer failed to seek veterinary care on the dog's behalf.
The Sheriff's Office issued a news release which stated that the dog should have either received veterinary care, or been humanely euthanized. The officer who failed to notify a veterinarian about the dog's dire condition was "verbally disciplined."
Worley was booked into the Hernando County Detention Center.
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