The Michigan Humane Society’s reward climbs to $32,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for brutally disfiguring a brown and tan Rottweiler found near Livernois and Warren on Detroit’s southwest side. The dog was spotted wandering along the street on Tuesday with his ears, nose and tail chopped off.
According to the Michigan Humane Society’s latest update, the extremely friendly and calm dog has been dubbed Baron.
“He is so calm; he just seems to take it all in,” stated Kathy Bilitzke, the marketing and communications director for MHS. “If you look at those eyes, there’s a lot of soul there. We thought Baron was a fitting name.”
On January 17, a concerned citizen who saw the dog in the area with his serious injuries, contacted the MHS. A rescue team raced to the site, found the Rottweiler mix and rushed him back to MHS’ Mackey Center for Animal Care in Detroit. Once there, the shelter’s veterinarian staff immediately began assessing the animal’s injuries and working to make him comfortable. Mark Ramos, a lead investigator for the organization stated an unknown culprit purposely maimed the dog. And now just days later, Baron is reported to be doing quite well. Kathy Bilitzke’s report continued:
“…He’s receiving antibiotics, pain medication and healthy food. He’s definitely underweight. The veterinarians are working on a treatment plan for him that will hopefully include reconstructive surgery for his nose.”
It is unknown how Baron’s sense of smell has been affected, however the surgery is necessary to prevent infections since his nasal cavity is open and could invite bacteria causing a dangerous situation.
The MHS has received an “overwhelming” number of tips and investigators are continuing their search while canvassing the neighborhood for more clues. Anyone with information is asked to call the MHS hotline now at (313) 872-3401. Donations can be made here. Please note there have been several GoFundMe pages sprouting up. MHS does not endorse any created page or guarantee the validity of pages already in existence.
Photo of Rottweiler found with ears and nose chopped off reward climbs courtesy of Michigan Humane Society.
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Checking in with Baron, a dog that was intentionally injured
Posted by Michigan Humane Society on Thursday, January 19, 2017