Alleged bait dog ‘Indie’ will see specialist today

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- A severely injured dog allegedly used as a bait dog for dog fighting will see a vet specialist Tuesday. The Gulf Coast Humane Society has been taking care of ‘Indie’ since Friday.

Indie is eating and can breathe on his own, even though his nose and upper lip are gone. He’s been receiving treatment for his wounds everyday, including IVs and blood panels to focus on the infection in his wound.

The humane society staff and Indie will be meeting a veterinarian specialist and a Collier County investigator, and expect to know more after that including the cost that will be needed from the Second Chance Funding.

Indie’s care will be rather expensive. Anyone that wants to help Indie can donate to the Second Chance Fund by clicking here.

The dog was initially dropped off at Immokalee Animal Control last week with no information and very serious injuries. Vets say he is currently in ‘guarded’ condition.

WINK News has also learned two other dogs were injured in the same area.

Collier County Domestic Animal Services went out to investigate in Immokalee after a couple found Indie and brought him in.

While officers were investigating near the farm where the couple worked, they were alerted to two other dogs, also with injuries. One of them may have also been a bait dog, like Indie. She will be brought back to Gulf Coast Humane Society for treatment Tuesday afternoon.

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