Rescued pit bull was used as a ‘bait dog’

After being rescued a few months ago from a dogfighting ring in Cleveland, a pit bull named Belle is getting better. 
Steffen Baldwin, the founder of Ohio's Animal Cruelty Task Force, has been caring for the canine and reports she has made significant progress in getting better, both physically and socially.  

It’s believed that Belle was used as a “bait dog,” in which she was used to train other dogs to attack.

WHIO’s Brian Bondus recently met Belle and talked to Baldwin, who handles some of the worst cruelty and abuse cases in the state.

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