It was a sight that horrified even the most veteran dog rescuers. The Michigan Humane Society rescued a Rottweiler mix who was found wandering the streets of Detroit with his nose and ears cut off.
“It appears that someone purposely maimed this poor dog, which has caused it a great deal of suffering,” MHS said in a Facebook post. The dog now named Baron was found near Livernois and Warren on Detroit’s southwest side on Tuesday January 17, 2017. MHS came and saved him after someone called to report seeing the injured dog.
Baron was taken to MHS’s excellent animal care center to be treated for his injuries. His vet said, “Baron is doing remarkably well considering his injuries.” He’s currently stable and on pain medication and antibiotics.
Here’s the latest video from MHS, giving the latest update on Baron. Please note: video may take a few seconds to load.
Since news has broken about poor Baron the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible has grown from $2,500 to $11,200 dollars.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Michigan Humane Society Cruelty Investigation Department at (313) 872-3401. In their latest update on the investigation, MHS says they have received numerous tips and are continuing to canvas the neighborhood in which Baron was found.
“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.” Ramos added “this animal deserves justice.”
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Update: March 5, 2017
Baron has found a forever home! A few months after Baron was found savagely injured and underwent several surgeries, the lovable Rottie has a family! The family had a rescued Rottie in the past and are thrilled to be taking Baron home. Now the only thing that would make Baron’s story better is if the criminals were found and brought to justice.
The short video below tells Baron’s story and has a short interview with his adoptive parents and how grateful they are that Baron chose them too!