Police Halt Train To Rescue Pit Bull Puppy Shot And Tied To Railroad Tracks [Video]

Being a pit bull is not a crime. The breed has a bad reputation, and in many cases rightly so, as pit bulls are notorious for snapping and injuring people, especially children. However, it is not okay to abuse an animal simply because it was born a certain breed. Crimes against pit bulls and pit bull mixes seem to be growing at an alarming rate.

On March 4, the Tampa Police Department received several calls reporting gun shots in the Sulphur Springs area. In a report by Bay News 9, responding officers encountered a horrific scene of a battered and bleeding pit bull puppy tied to railroad tracks with a belt. Two of the officers worked to free her from the tracks, finding that she had been shot three times, twice in the neck, and once above the right shoulder. Amazingly, the pit bull female, named Cabela by police, was still alive. Once freed, she was rushed to the Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Center.