Dog's death sparks outrage among Fox 4 viewers

Dog's death sparks outrage among Fox 4 viewers

By Cory O'Donnell. CREATED Apr 9, 2012

A couple grieving the loss of their beloved pooch after it was beaten and its jaws glued shut.

Bailey, A 12 year old AKC registered West Highland Terrier was full of life.  But now, her favorite toys mark the spot where she has been laid to rest.

Bailey escaped from her leash for a few hours in the Suncoast Estates neighborhood.  When she returned to her owners, it became clear someone had beaten and tortured her.  Her owners say her ribs were broken and her jaws completely glued shut.

Now many viewers are sounding off on our Facebook page.
Heather posting:
"I hope someone finds the killer, and gives them the same treatment."

Michelle commenting:
“I worry about the safety of children in Suncoast, if that person can do that to a dog!! Scary!”

Patrick saying:
“My dog is my best friend.  If someone did that to her, I don't know what I would do.”

Linda posting:
"Hope the criminals are caught and given a huge sentence. This is torture and should pay dearly."

This case has residents so upset they've donated thousands of dollars in hopes of catching the dog's killer.

If you have any information, please contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.