Dog with swollen head, zip-tie around neck found in Brooksville

Hernando County

Deputies asking public to help find dog's owner

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) — Deputies in Hernando County are searching for the owner of a dog that was found with a zip-tie so tight around its neck that it caused its head to swell up.

The Animal Enforcement Unit with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said the dog was found roaming the Blair Avenue area of Brooksville on Saturday. Deputies said the dog had a large zip-tie around its neck, which caused his head to “swell considerably.”

According to the sheriff’s office, it took three days for officers to find and catch the dog to remove the zip tie. He was then taken to the county’s animal services for treatment.

The swelling of the dog’s head has now gone down since he was treated, the sheriff’s office said. But deputies are still trying to figure out who owns the dog.

The sheriff’s office posted photos of the dog on Facebook Wednesday asking for the public’s help identifying and finding the owner. The dog is described as a male pit bull and cur mix.

Anyone with information on the dog’s owner is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (352) 754-6830.

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