Ollie the pit bull — who was stabbed 50 times last month — was finally laid to rest.
The Hollywood pup had grasped the hearts of many across Florida, who collected around $100,000 in donations before the dog died from the trauma.
But despite that overwhelming support, Ollie didn’t get a traditional burial when he died in October. Instead, his ashes ended up in a Central Florida landfill, the Sun Sentinel reported.
A pet cemetery in Miami had offered Ollie a proper burial. But a Fort Lauderdale rescue group rejected the offer because the site was outside Broward County.
At the end, the 2-year-old pit bull’s cremated remains were dumped in a landfill outside of Orlando.
Ollie was stabbed and beaten, then shoved into a suitcase and abandoned behind a building in Hollywood in early October. He later died of his injuries, according to Hollywood police.
Officers first found the dog — and the blue suitcase he had been shoved into — after receiving a call about the abandoned luggage at 1945 Lee St. The dog was bleeding from more than 50 stab wounds to his head and body. He was taken to the VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital for treatment, where he underwent multiple surgeries for his wounds.
Ollie’s body was sent to a state lab in Kissimmee for a necropsy at the request of the animal hospital. That’s when, as part of standard practice, the dog’s remains were incinerated and transported to a nearby landfill, according to state officials.
Hollywood police are continuing to investigate the case as an instance of animal cruelty. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hollywood Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 954-967-4411 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).