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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.
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.