Michigan Humane Society offers reward for information on person who mutilated Rottweiler

A Rottweiler was found severely disfigured in Detroit this week and the Michigan Humane Society is asking for the public’s help in finding the person(s) who cut off his ears and nose and lacerated his back legs and tail. The case has now made national news because of the severity of the dog’s injuries.

MHS is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for brutally disfiguring a brown and tan Rottweiler found near Livernois and Warren on Detroit’s southwest side.

The organization received a call Jan. 17 from a concerned citizen who saw the dog in the area and saw its severe wounds. The MHS rescue team went to the site, found the Rottweiler mix and took 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 it comfortable.

A press release from the organization said, “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. This animal deserves justice.”