Martinsville Police believe they have recovered a “bait dog” from a dog fighting operation in the city. “Moose” was found covered in blood, multiple puncture wounds consistent with fighting another dog, fractured teeth, a broken tail, and missing digits on one of his paws. The dog is recovering at the SPCA and will be put up for adoption once it is healthy. Meanwhile, police are asking for help from the public. If you know anything about dog fighting in the city, please let them know. Dog-baiting is the setting of game dogs against a chained or confined animal as a bloodsport. The dogs bite and tear to subdue the opposing animal by incapacitating or killing it. The activity is obviously illegal.