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UPDATE: $40k Reward Offered in Detroit Dog Mutilation Case

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Baron continues to improve. Image via Michigan Humane Society/Facebook

The Michigan Humane Society and police continue to search for information about a dog, now named Baron, found brutally disfigured, his nose and ears cut off and his tail and hind legs lacerated in Detroit’s southwest side. Since Baron’s story originally posted, the prior reward of $2,500 has grown to an incredible $40,000 for information leading the the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the heinous act.

MHS posted the following update to Facebook:

Baron is doing well as he continues to heal and our veterinary team is still exploring options for his reconstructive surgery. He continues to receive antibiotics, nutrient rich foods and lots of love and attention from our shelter team.

The photo (above) shows Baron enjoying just some of the many toys, blankets and goodies he has been sent. He’s even been so kind as to share some with his shelter friends.

If you’d like to donate to help support Baron and animals like him, please visit our website at michiganhumane.org/donate.

Original story:


The Michigan Humane Society is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for brutally disfiguring a brown and tan Rottweiler found near Livernois and Warren on Detroit’s southwest side this week.

A citizen spotted the injured Rottweiler, with his ears and nose cut off, on Tuesday and alerted officials. A rescue team found the dog and rushed him to a veterinarian to be treated.

Besides “viciously” removing the Rottweiler’s nose and ears, someone also apparently lacerated his tail and back legs, Humane Society officials said.

Veterinarians are currently determining the best course of action and treatment for the dog. Due to the severity of his injuries, rescuers cannot say when and if he will be available for adoption. Investigators continue seeking information about the dog, his owners, or who committed the heinous abuse.

“It appears that someone purposely maimed this poor dog, which has caused it a great deal of suffering,” said Mark Ramos, one of MHS’ lead cruelty investigators. “This kind of cruelty is unacceptable. We need to be a voice for these animals and as a community we need to speak through our strong actions to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

Anyone with information about the dog, his owners, or this incident is asked to contact the Michigan Humane Society Cruelty Investigation Department at (313) 872-3401.

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  1. Avatar Of Ms



    If this isn’t mental & emotional depravity, I do NOT know what is! — Throw the monster into prison FOREVER! — NOTE — Crimes against animals MUST be taken seriously — there are way too many idiot-monsters loose in our world – — think of the suffering underwent by this dog, WHO has every RIGHT to LIVE — Why allow psychos to get away with these horrific abuses!! — who do they think they ARE — we MUST round them up & throw these insane criminals into prison — mete out severe punishments OR whatever it takes to ensure they do NOT repeat their demented crimes — LENGTHY prison terms — along with slapping them with hefty fines — we want NO repeats of abuse to animals, EVER !

  2. Avatar Of Joan



    This sweet animal endured the worst kind of abuse. As you can see by his sweet face even so, his nose is unseen and his ears are gone, he is still here and hopefully he will find peace with a foster home or a forever home. The people or person who did this crime should have their ears wacked off and their nose. You know…an eye for and eye!!!

  3. Avatar Of Linda M. Long

    Linda M. Long


    These aren’t humans rather barbarians. I pray they are caught and punished. Are the dog’s injuries so severe he would be better off being put down. Its sometimes more humane especially if the dog won’t be adoptable to send them to the. Rainbow Bridge.

  4. Avatar Of Bette



    So often this kind of cruelty is done by soon to be serial killers. I hope he/she/IT is found and incarcerated

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