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MSU surgeon will aid in surgery today for mutilated dog found in Detroit

Posted at 8:49 AM, Feb 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 09:02:39-05

Reconstructive surgery is planned for Wednesday for a brutally disfigured dog found in Detroit. A surgeon from Michigan State University will join Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Fisher of the Michigan Humane Society to perform the surgery on the rottweiler mix named Baron.

Baron was found on January 17 on Detroit's south side. Someone had cut off his nose and ears. He also had severe injuries to his legs and tail. A rescuer took Baron to the Michigan Humane Society where he has received a lot of love and care.

Baron is also receiving support from around the world with people sending him toys and making inquiries about adopting him. The Humane Society tells WILX, so far there have been thirty applications for the adoption for Baron.

The mutilated dog will need reconstructive surgery on his nose and likely surgery on his tail. The surgery is scheduled to take place tomorrow at the Mackey Center for Animal Care in Detroit. After surgery, Baron will most likely go into foster care for awhile.

The reward for information leading to an arrest is now up to 40,000. A spokeswoman for the Michigan Humane Society says they continue to get tips and are following up on them, but no solid leads at this point. Anyone with information can call (313) 872-3401.