Last month, the Michigan Humane Society received a call about an injured dog on the cold streets of Detroit. They were shocked to see his condition when they arrived. Someone had cut off the dog’s nose and both of his ears.
The dog, who they named Baron, had been “brutally disfigured” and was malnourished — his tail and hind legs were also injured. He had to undergo two surgeries so he could breathe normally again. They were a success and despite all he’s been through, the Michigan Humane Society reports that Baron is a sweet dog who loves people and after a long recovery road, will be up for adoption.
“We knew that sharing Barron’s story on social media would probably be recognized outside of Detroit,” Kathy Bilitzki, director of marketing and communications at MHS, told ABC News. “But I didn’t think I’d be getting phone calls from Japan, Australia, Denmark, Germany.”
Here’s what Baron looked like before his surgery:
And here’s what he looked like afterward!
We also started a petition on Change.org to help raise awareness about Baron’s case and in just a little over a week, we’ve had more than 20,000 people sign it! Click here to sign the petition.