Reward Offered for Dog Found In North St. Louis With Burned-Off Ear
|Humane Society of Missouri|
Yesterday the agency received a call about an injured dog near the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Hamilton Avenue. When task force members arrived a short time later, they discovered a five-month-old boxer puppy with severe burns to his face, ear and torso. The dog, named Sonny, will likely lose the ear and faces a long and painful recovery, according to the Humane Society, which is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the dog's injuries.
Last month Stray Rescue uncovered an even more startling case of animal abuse in the same north St. Louis neighborhood of Hamilton Heights.
|Sonny underwent emergency treatment for his burns.|
In October of last year, Stray Rescue rescued two starved dogs found in a Dumpster in north St. Louis. One of the canines later died of severe malnourishment on the operating table. Stray Rescue's founder, Randy Grim, later stirred a hornet's nest when he noted that animal abuse is rampant north St. Louis and that northsiders tend to be irresponsible pet owners.