‘Look at me now’: Surgeons give mutilated dog a new muzzle

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On Friday morning, the Michigan Humane Society posted a new photograph of Baron, the severely mutilated dog found wandering the streets of Detroit last month after his ears, nose and tail had been chopped off. Surgeons gave him a new muzzle. “Look at me now!”

“The Michigan Humane Society is happy to share that Baron is happy, healthy and healing!,” followed the dog’s photo.Michigan HS Baron
Dr. Bryden Stanley, a soft tissue expert practicing at Michigan State University, agreed to help. The Rottweiler’s story had gone viral as animal advocates cried out in emotional horror as the dog’s photos circulated through social media. Besides missing his ears, nose and tail, Baron also suffered lacerations all over his body.
According to  the FreePress, during surgery, Stanley attached two flaps of skin on Baron’s muzzle to create a new top of his nose. She also linked a piece of skin near his lip to shrink the nasal passage.Baron the dog with missing nose
“He had a big hole in his nose, so he, you know how dogs put their noses everywhere to sniff things out, and so we had to make it a little smaller so he wouldn’t get twigs or berries or anything up there,” stated Dr. Stanley. ” I think he looks quite good.”
Although Baron’s looks can’t be restored to his original appearance since he no longer has his ears, he can still hear fine. His muzzle will never look the same, and he won’t have the black part of his nose, but experts say he will be able to live a near normal life.Dr. Robert Fisher, Michigan Humane Society’s chief medical officer removed all but three inches of Baron’s tail.  Assisting in the surgery was Maria Podsiedlik, who is at MSU on an international fellowship program.
There have been no arrests in this case of animal cruelty. Anyone with information is encouraged to call authorities. Doesn’t Baron deserve justice?
Read previous story about Baron here.
(Photo of Baron’s new muzzle courtesy of the Michigan Humane Society)
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27 replies
  1. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Un grand merci pour lui. Maintenant, il faut absolument trouver le monstre qui lui a fait ça, en espérant qu’il n’a pas recommancé à faire les mêmes horreurs à un autre loulou. Lui faire la même chose avant de le remettre à la police.

  2. Solveig Pettersson says:

    Thank you för saving Baron???????????????? HE LOOK WONDERFUL ❤❤❤HOPE HE FEEL REAT TOO !!! WHIS HIM A VERY CAREFUL FOREVERHOME ❤❤❤❤❤

  3. Joyce Dutrisac says:

    I have been haunted by what these sick bastards have done to Barron how gruesome!
    Thank God these talented surgeons have ensured Barron will have a normal life
    Look at that face!!! So sweet

  4. Marissa says:

    I hope the evil monsters that did this to to Baron get what they have coming. How do you get your jolly’s doing something like this to an innocent animal ! If someone did that to my dog I would search all corners of the earth and they would go through the same torture.a huge thank you to the team taking care of Baron.

  5. Judy says:

    Thank you so very much for helping Baron, I know his new home is waiting for him out there with beautiful people who will protect and give him all the love he needs and deserves. And whoever inflicted this terrible terrible act of cruelty onto him will get their just rewards sooner or later lets hope its sooner. But thank you thank you thankyou to the team who fixed him up may God richly bless all of you.

  6. Arleen Morrissey says:

    To whomever harmed this poor pup, karma will get you in time. There is no escape. Praise God for the doctors who helped with reconstruction. You are blessed to have your talent. Thank you.

  7. Pam says:

    What amazing work you did for Baron. Thank you surgeons for your time and empathy for this beautiful fur baby. I hope his forever home comes soon.

  8. Kathy says:

    So happy to see Baron’s amazing transformation! He was always a beautiful boy, but I’m sure he’s much more comfortable now. I love this dog even though I’LL never meet him and I can see there are many others who feel the same. Thank God for the Doctors and all of the good people who care.


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