Dog Has Ears And Nose Brutally Removed In 'Unimaginable' Cruelty Case

20/1/2017

(Caution: Some images may be graphic)An extreme case of animal abuse is being investigated in Detroit, Michigan resulting in a reward of $2500 for any information leading to the arrest of the culprit.A brown and tan Rottweiler mix was found on January 17, missing his nose and ears, which had apparently been cut off.The cruelty investigator of the Michigan Humane Society, Mark Ramos, described the damage to Fox 2 Detroit:

The nose has been removed, both ears have been removed straight down to the skull. The tail has been docked, a large portion of the tail has been removed and there's large abrasions on his back legs.

He was spotted by a passerby who noticed how thin and lost he looked. They managed to lure him over with food and were shocked to discover the extent of his injuries.

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Source: Michigan Humane Society

The dog, who has now been named Baron, is being cared for by a veterinarian who is doing everything possible to make sure he's comfortable.Ramos said in a press release:

It appears that someone purposely maimed this poor dog, which has caused it a great deal of suffering. 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.

Despite his horrible injuries, Baron is still friendly and affectionate, which most likely means his owner was not the one who hurt him.

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Source: Michigan Humane Society

As long as I have been doing this, I can't imagine somebody taking care of a dog for as long as they have taken care of him, and then turn around and do this to their own dog.

The hope is that the reward will incentivise those who might have any information about his former owner or whoever hurt him in this brutal manner. If no one comes forward to claim him, he will be put up for adoption in the next couple weeks.Hopefully Baron will be able to get a fresh start so that he can put the darkness of his past behind him.

H/t: Fox 2 Detroit