The Clewiston News

Gulf Coast Human Society holds memorial for Aaliyah

A memorial service was held in honor of Aaliyah at the Gulf Coast Humane Society in Fort Myers on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Aaliyah, a pit bull who had recently given birth to puppies, was first taken to the humane society on June 6 after being discovered in a wooded area of Montura Ranch severely injured and close to death.

Aaliyah appeared to have been tied up and dragged behind a vehicle, though Hendry County Sheriff’s deputies have not been able to identify a suspect or even confirm that the pit bull was dragged on purpose.

Aaliyah’s injuries were so severe, veterinarians at the humane society made the decision to euthanize her. Saturday’s memorial service was held to honor her life and serve as a remembrance for any animal that loses its life due to animal abuse and cruelty. A permanent marker was placed on the humane society’s property.

A second dog named Indie, who was brought to the humane society severely injured in July after he appeared to have been used as a bait dog, was given away to his “forever home” after Aaliyah’s memorial service.