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Dog found in Detroit with nose, ears, tail cut off is cleared to go to forever home

Baron underwent reconstruction surgery earlier this month

Michigan Humane Society
Michigan Humane Society

DETROIT – A dog that was found abandoned in the streets of Detroit with its nose, ears and tail cut off has been cleared to go to his forever home, the Michigan Humane Society announced Friday.

Baron underwent 2 1/2 hours of successful reconstructive surgery on Feb. 8 to protect his nasal passage and shorten and suture his tail.

The veterinary team said he "came through with flying colors."

The reward for information on who abandoned and mutilated Baron has increased to $40,000.

Baron was found by the Michigan Humane Society on Jan. 17 after a concerned resident saw him in the area suffering with severe injuries.

The rottweiler was taken back to the Michigan Humane Society's Mackey Center for Animal Care, in Detroit.

"It appears that someone purposely maimed this poor dog, which has caused it a great deal of suffering," Mark Ramos, one of MHS’ lead cruelty investigators, said. "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. If you know anything about this case, call the MHS hotline now at 313-872-3401 and help us find the person responsible. This animal deserves justice."