Reward increases in case of dog found in Detroit with ears, nose cut off

Updated Jan 20, 2017
  • By Joy Johnston
  • Cox Media Group National Content Desk

The Michigan Humane Society is seeking the public’s help in a horrific case of animal abuse, and the reward for information has greatly increased.

The organization received a call from a concerned citizen in a Detroit neighborhood on Tuesday, and a rescue team located the injured Rottweiler mix and rushed him to an animal hospital after observing his severe wounds, according to a press release from the Michigan Humane Society.

The dog’s ears and nose were cut off, and the dog suffered lacerations to his legs and tail.  

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“It appears that someone purposely maimed this poor dog, which has caused it a great deal of suffering,” said Mark Ramos, a lead cruelty investigator for the Michigan Humane Society.

There is a reward being offered by the Humane Society for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals involved in the crime. Originally, the reward was $2,500 but as of Friday, the reward was $32,000 and growing. Those with information can call the hotline at 313-872-3401.

The dog, named Baron, is being treated for his severe injuries and is not available for fostering or adoption at this time, according to the Michigan Humane Society. Those who want to help can donate to the organization’s cruelty investigation team. Updates on Baron’s condition will be available on the Michigan Humane Society’s Facebook page.