Pit bull puppy Bruiser dies - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Pit bull puppy Bruiser dies

Bruiser, the pit bull puppy found beaten and bloodied last week on the side of a Memphis road, has died.

Believed to be used as bait for pit bull fights, the puppy underwent several hours of surgery to repair his extensive injuries, and seemed to be improving.

"Before we gave him his pain medication, he was out walking around. He was wagging his tail a little bit, it was the first time we've seen him wag his tail," said Dr. Steven Snow.

Despite the best efforts of staff at the Berclair Animal Hospital, Bruiser's health suffered a setback several days ago, and he died Tuesday.

Doctors said the sad part is what happened to Bruiser will continue to happen to other dogs caught up in pit bull fighting.

Those who would still like to help the woman who found the puppy pay for Bruiser's medical bills may contact the Berclair Animal Hospital.

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