18-month-old dog found with tongue cut out, tied to tree dies

- Briggs, the 18-month-old dog that York County police discovered in late November with his tongue cut off and tied to a tree, passed away Tuesday night. 

Noah's Arks Rescue posted an update on Briggs stating the lab-pitbull mix starting throwing up all his food from the previous day. He was rushed to the hospital and then taken to Charleston Veterinary Referral Center where an ER team was waiting for him. 

Briggs had become septic, and it was in his bloodstream. 

The organization said, "We did Life-Saving measures to get him stable, and when his body would not respond, I knew it was time to say good-bye to dear Briggs. Each of us are devastated by the loss of Briggs. We never saw this coming and knew he would overcome this. Briggs knew how much we loved him. His Life was never about publicity or attention. It was about saving this beautiful boy and giving him back his Life." 

According to a report by York County police, they believe Briggs was likely involved in dog fighting due to his injuries. 

For more on Briggs' story, click here.

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