Florida Man Pleads Guilty in High-Profile Dog Abuse Case

One of the young men charged in a brutal dog fighting and abuse case in Tampa Bay, Florida, has plead guilty. A mixed breed dog made national headlines when she was found shot and on railroad tracks, and rescued by a police officer who named her Cabela. Kenny Bell, 21, and his brother Darnell Devlin admitted getting Cabela for the purpose of dog fighting. Someone shot the dog in the woods, but Bell wasn’t charged with that. Bell was sentenced to 48 months probation, 150 hours of community service and ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution to Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Services. The clinic took Cabela in, gave her lifesaving surgery and nursed her back to health. She’s recovering well despite her severe injuries, and is being fostered. She will be an ambassador for the clinic. Bell was the first of four people to go to trial in the case. — Read it at Tampa Bay’s ABC Action News


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