Over $20,000 raised to stop dog fighting in SWFL

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LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A WINK News follow-up to a story so many of you care about.

Nearly $23,000 has been raised for the GoFundMe campaign, “Stop Illegal Dog Fighting.”

The campaign first started when WINK News brought you the story of Sunset, the dog believed to be used as a bait dog for dog fights in Lehigh Acres.

Veterinarian tell WINK News, Sunset’s next hurdle will be visiting a specialist to repair some broken teeth. They say one tooth is split down to her jaw.

Vets say Sunset is improving every day but they are still worried about her foot and are watching for proper healing.

The fund against dog fighting continues to grow each day, with an anonymous donor giving $10,000 last night.

If you’d like to donate to the cause, click here.

Anyone with information on the abuse of animals is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers and up to $5,000 from the organizers of the GoFundMe account.

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