Grueling Surgery Gives Dog Found With Nose and Ears Removed a Second Chance at Life
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Baron, an adorable rottweiler, recently went though a trauma no living being should have to endure. However, thanks to the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) and the brilliant surgical work of their medical team, the pooch has another chance at life. And his story has become an inspiration to many.
Baron’s saga began last month, when the dog was found with his tail, ears, and nose brutally cut from his body. Kathy Blitzke of the MHS described the horrific nature of the injures to Inside Edition.
“His [abuser] sliced off [his nose], and his tail had been unprofessionally docked and there was a bone hanging out. Both his ears were sliced off,” she explained.
Surgery to repair Baron’s injuries took place at Michigan State University last week. The complicated procedure, which took over two hours, saw a team of surgeons cover and repair the open wound where his nose used to be. In addition, the remainder of his tale was amputated and he was neutered. According to Blitzke, the damage to Baron’s ears should repair itself naturally.
“He’s looking so much better — his coat was dull and you can see his ribs. Now he’s getting shiny and he’s filling out. He’s just gaining weight now because he’s eating regularly, but as far as surgical care regarding the abuse, he doesn’t need anything else,” Blitzke continued too Inside Edition.
After Baron spends a few more weeks recovering, the MHS will work on finding a forever home for the pup. There are options aplenty to choose from, as the organization has already received over 30 requests to adopt.
The MHS is currently offering a donation-sourced reward of over $40,000 aimed at bringing the perpetrators of Baron’s attack to justice. Anyone with information should contact the Michigan Humane Society Cruelty Investigation Department at (313) 872-3401.