LCDAS investigating 3 animal abuse cases

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Domestic Animal Services is looking for information in three animal abuse cases.

On September 9, a 5-week-old, male pit bull puppy was found at the intersection of 40th Street SW and Sunshine Boulevard in Lehigh Acres.

Authorities say the puppy, named Mozart, was found with the tips of both ears cut off, with the wounds still open and bleeding.

“The ear cropping procedure performed on this dog appears to have been done by someone other than a licensed veterinarian,” said Animal Services veterinarian Nicole Ferguson.

That same day, a 6-year-old female Keeshond was found on Loraine Avenue and 46th Street in Lehigh Acres. Officials say the dog, now named Blair, suffers from a chronic case of allergic dermatitis and swollen feet and ears. Her nails were extremely overgrown, preventing her from walking normally. Blair has been adopted but Animal Services is still looking into the neglect case.

On August 13, witnesses reported a cat being thrown from a black Lincoln Town Car along Pine Island Road near the Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Fort Myers. When officials arrived on scene, the black, 3-year-old, male cat appeared to be overheated and scared. Magic has recovered and been adopted but his case is still open.

If you have information related to any of the cases, contact Animal Services at 239-533-7387 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

Donations to the Lee County Animal Care Trust Fund to assist with the care and rehabilitation of pets such as these may be sent to 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers. For more information about the Trust visit or call 239-533-7387.

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