Thursday, June 24, 2010

Reward Offered in Rottweiler Dog Cruelty Case

The Humane Society of Missouri is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who are responsible for severe injuries to a four-year-old male Rottweiler on June 15, 2010.

The dog, named Desperado by his Humane Society rescuers, had a rusted, dirty chain link collar deeply imbedded around its neck. The gaping wound measured 1 ½” deep and 10” long circling the dog’s neck. The chain link collar, which had to be cut with a bolt cutter, was only 6” in diameter. Animal Cruelty Investigators stated the collar should have been at least 10” in diameter to properly fit a dog of Desperado’s size.

Humane Society of Missouri veterinary staff examined the dog, cleaned the wound and have administered medication to alleviate pain and prevent infection. The dog will receive continuing treatment to allow the wound to heal. Humane Society veterinarians are cautiously optimistic the dog will make a full recovery.

Desperado was discovered on the property of a Baden, Missouri, business, his chain tangled in equipment on the property. Realizing the dog was injured, the owner of the business contacted the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force which brought Desperado to Humane Society of Missouri headquarters in St. Louis City.


Anyone with information about this crime should contact: Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Abuse Hotline 314-647-4400

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