These surgeons saved a dog whose nose and ears were cut off — for free.

 

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Baron undergoing surgery.

Baron is an eight year old rottweiler mix who was found by the Michigan Humane Society abandoned in Detroit in January. He was malnourished, his back legs and tail had been lacerated, and his nose and both ears had been severed off.

Baron’s injuries were so extensive that he would need surgery to reconstruct his muzzle and tail. Led by Dr. Bryden Stanley, a soft tissue surgery specialist at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, surgeons completed the successful surgeries in February, allowing Baron to start recovering and living a more comfortable life — and be able to get adopted by his forever family.

What’s even more amazing is that Dr. Stanley and her team did the surgery for free!

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Dr. Bryden Stanley of Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

MHS staffers knew they had to act fast to save Baron’s life. They reached out to Dr. Bryden Stanley, head of surgery at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, to reconstruct Baron’s tail and nose.

Stanley, Dr. Maria Posiedlik and Dr. Robert Fisher, MHS’ chief medical officer, performed the three hour surgery. According to Stanley, a surgery like Baron’s can cost anywhere between $3,000 and $3,500. Stanley’s team decided to do the surgery free of charge.
ABC News

Listen to an interview with Dr. Stanley here.

It’s just incredible to see how these surgeons came together to make sure that Baron received that best care possible and that they did it for free. Thank you!

 


 

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142 Comments Add yours

  1. joan hesnan says:

    GOD BLESS YOU DARLING DOCTORS FOR DOING THIS FOR BARON..AND BLESS THE FAMILY FOR TAKING HIM IN AS THIERS FOREVER. I HAVE A BROWN LAB. 12 YRS OLD..AND KINDA SLOWING DOWN..BUT OUR LOVE FOR HIM IS NOT..IT IS GREATER. OUR HEARTS WERE BROKEN FOR BARON.HE IS IN OUR PRAYERS AS ARE HIS NEW FAMILY MEMBERS..I WILL HAVE A CK IN THE MAIL ASAP. jh. port st lucie fl.

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  2. joan hesnan says:

    Baron is in your good hands and in our hearts down here in Florida. He had to be so UNLUCKLY TO FINALLY GET SO LUCKLY TO FIND GRT DOCTORS AND A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY..he has frds now all over wishing him well. We will follow him and his new family members from now on.. hope you let us all share in his new joy. God Bless you all and Baron. jh.

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  3. Thank You so much Drs. Stanley. Posiedlik& Fisher for doing this surgery on Baron. It gave him a great life and now he has his forever home with a great Mom & Dad!! God Bless You all!!!

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  4. Thank you to those who found and saved him, to the doctors who helped him and to the people who adopted him. Things like this help maintain our belief in basic human goodness.

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  5. Suzanne Casterlin says:

    These veterinarians are wonderful human beings.It restores my faith in humans.The abuse of these wonderful creatures is disturbing.People that abuse animals is frightening because it escalates to humans.Again, the vets that participated in Baron’s surgery have a special place in heaven.

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  6. Leslie C says:

    Dr’s Stanley, Posiedlik &Fisher, you are Barons angels!!!!!! I’ll never get the honor to meet you all, but from the bottom of my heart thank you for saving this precious animal and donating your time and life saving skills. I know his new adoptive “parents” are forever grateful to you all. Many blessings to you all, from one animal lover to another.

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  7. Loretta says:

    Thank you so much for helping this poor dog. You are special people.

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  8. Susan markley says:

    God bless you all for saving a beautiful dog . Sue

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  9. Tina Daniels says:

    Thank you to all the kind kind people who helped save Baron, and gave him a reason to love and trust . I thank you from the bottom of my heart. We can never image what these poor defensive animals go through, they have hearts and feelings , the people who do these cruel misgivings are cowards , and bullies to convict this cruelty to vulnerable creatures. God bless you for saving these animals , I applaud you. God bless you .

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  10. Victoria Angelo says:

    A salute to all who helped those who helped this pore animal you all have a huge heart and to the person that is a savage your day will come!!

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  11. Michele says:

    Thank you for doing this and doing it free. I have known Veterinarians who would not be so generous. You are truly generous and have helped to give a dog that otherwise would surely have died a great life

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  12. terrie says:

    God bless you for giving this dog a chance to know kindness, love and freedom from pain. There are not enough words to express how wonderful you are. You are truly angels and Baron is blessed to have been in your care. Now, how do we find the idiots who did this and bring them to justice? maybe cut off their noses and ears???

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  13. Sharon Willcox says:

    Thank you Jesus for creating people like these surgeons, people like the ones that adopted Baron and people that sent in their donations to contribute to times like these that monies are needed to care for unforeseen situations!
    I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart and so do the “Animals!”

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  14. Kenney says:

    We live in a sick world, but there are many good people in it & these vets are examples of that.

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  15. Rosie Luna says:

    GOD WILL TRULY BE BLESSING YOU FOR DOING THIS. YOU AND YOUR TEAM ARE HEAVEN SENT. BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU, ALTHOUGH LIVING IN THIS SOMETIMES UNFAIR WORLD, I STILL SEE THE BEAUTY…. ONCE AGAIN THANKS FOR LETTING ME SEE THE BEAUTY…..

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  16. Edward J. Ruppert says:

    Thank you for showing us a good side of life.

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  17. Timothy Gonsorek says:

    Thank you so much for having such big hearts for such a big undertaking. You shed a new light on humanity. Thank you thank you thank you

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  18. Kandi K says:

    I am incredibly thankful for everyone involved in helping Baron the beautiful. I am always horrified at what some people are able to do to vulnerable animals and people. For Baron to still be a gentle soul just wanting love says volumes and I’m thankful that he found the home he so deserves. Thank you all for your dedication and love

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  19. Linda Green says:

    God will bless you for the kindness you have shown to Baron. I want to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart,

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  20. Anonymous says:

    Thank you to all of the caring people who helped save this beautiful dog! Good hearted people like you renew my faith in humanity!

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  21. Janice D says:

    Thank you!!!

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  22. Gary says:

    Over here in the U.K. You are legends and deserve all our love and admiration ad for the moron who did this I pray that karma will visit them soon- I,m sure it will. Bless you all kindest regards Gary Gilden

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  23. Judith Nicosia says:

    To the veterinarians who provided this life-saving surgery for a wonderful animal and to the Michigan Humane Society who rescued him in the first place, there are not words sufficient to say how compassionate you are and how lucky the state of Michigan is to have you all working for animal welfare.

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  24. Maria says:

    God bless you!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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  25. Anonymous says:

    Thank you

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  26. Miracles do happen…angels exist for animals as well as humans…kindness and compassion persevere in this most difficult time. Thank you all who have risen to the call of decency, honor, and integrity.

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  27. Josef says:

    Thank you so much for your caring and compassion

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  28. dhipworth@cfl.rr.com says:

    Wonderful news from WONDERFUL Doctors! Thank you so much!

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  29. Jolene says:

    Stories like Baron’s churn our stomachs, but our heart is warmed to hear of your team’s generous donation of skills and kindness on his behalf. Thank you for not only caring to help Baron, but reminding us of the goodness that exists in this world. You are #1.

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  30. Lana Kennings says:

    THANK YOU!!!!! It’s acts like yours that help to renew my faith in human kindness & counter the horrible people who did this despicable thing to Baron!!
    And THANK YOU to the family who could look beyond Baron’s disfigurement & bring him into their home where he’ll be loved & safe!!

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  31. Carol says:

    That you to the wonderful doctors and all those who helped save Barons life. So happy he now has a forever home with a loving mom and dad.

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  32. Carol says:

    Thank you for showing the world the good that can be done with loving, skilled, and caring hands. We should all say a prayer for the evil, heartless individual whose hands that did this terrible act. May that person or persons find the help they so desperately need.

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  33. Anonymous says:

    You are all wonderful, thank you.

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  34. God bless all of you surgeons that performed Barons surgery its a light in a very dark world to know that people still do selfless things just out of humanity love and concern. Its completely disturbing to me that anyone would do something so sick to a vulnerable loyal innocent being, but I hope they are truly suffering whoever they are, and that they never know a minutes peace or joy ever again.
    This poor boy will recover dogs are so resilient, thanks to you and your team. You rock!!!! Thank you all so much.

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  35. Annie says:

    Thank you to the amazing doctors who saved this poor dog’s life and gave him a chance at life again!

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  36. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Dr. for helping that poor dog.

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  37. Gretchen says:

    Thank you to everyone involved in saving the life of this sweet fur-baby, from those who rescued him, to the most generous surgeons, and Baron’s forever family. May God bless you all richly for your selflessness and compassion.

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  38. Jim Sigg says:

    Thank you to Dr. Stanley and all of the wonderful people who have saved this dog. It is extremely disheartening to see what some people are capable of doing to our beloved pets. It seems that I have been reading horrific reports of abuse daily. It is so refreshing to read about compassionate people that help these animals. I pray that Baron will be adopted in to a loving home to receive all of the love that has been lacking in his life. You people are the best.

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  39. Anonymous says:

    Your generous and caring spirit will live in this dog now that you have saved him! God Bless you for helping this helpless baby.

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  40. Dear Doctors,
    You help resotre not only that beautiful dog but my faith in humanity. Thank you

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  41. Donna Martin says:

    Thank you so very much

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  42. Robert Cunes says:

    Top work from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and all those involved in rescuing this poor animal. It’s important those responsible for inflicting this maltreatment are brought to account too. It cannot be in the interests of future generations to allow the peer culture responsible for this to perpetuate itself. Best wishes to the medical staff involved and of course to Baron. I hope he’s able to have as enjoyable a life as possible in spite of his appalling injuries. What is the point in fighting tyranny and wars abroad and then encountering this savagery on our doorsteps?

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  43. Pat Shore says:

    Thank you for putting a tortured dog ahead of monetary gains. You are truly a blessed example of the goodness humans are capable of doing.

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  44. Thank you so very much for coming to Baron’s aid when it needed it the most. I hope the person or persons who did this to him have a very dark future awaiting them!

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  45. Cheryl says:

    Reading ALL the love flowing from these words of soo many who really care! I know when I first read this story, like everyone, it just broke my heart and HOW badly I hope who ever did this will be caught AND I’d love to have their nose and ears cut off, just for a start!!!! To take this sweet, innocent, unconditional love of a dog and help him without worrying about the money, just says so loud & clear that you are a team of Vet’s who REALLY CARE!!!! It means so much to all of us who can’t be of help but are following this story and sending all the healing love, hugs, care, and ALOHA from beautiful Hawaii, where I have 8 rescue dogs and love dogs more than anything. I am soooo grateful Baron went to a fabulous home with a couple who has already turned his life around. Lille my wonderful husband said, “Baron had to go thru all this to find the perfect forever home”, and he did. Thanks to the couple who adopted him, AND to the vet’s who did all this out of LOVE & Caring. Thank you SOOOOO much!! WE are taught in life,” what goes around…comes around” and we know you all will be blessed beyond, and also know you did NOT do this for that reason. Just a HUGE THANK YOU, MAHALO, MERCI, GRACIA, for all your love, support, & caring!!! There will be a ”special” place in heaven for all of you!!

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  46. Anonymous says:

    I’m so grateful for people that see evil and respond to it.

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  47. Loren Olsen says:

    The doctors deserve a lot of credit, the people who did this deserve something entirely different. I would personally like to show them what they did would feel like to them, this was totally disgusting. There’s no way any animal deserves that!

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  48. Priscilla H. says:

    Heartfelt thanks to all in rescue, rehab and adoption. Humans like you restore our faith. May the people who tortured Baron suffer.

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  49. Mary Ann BNrainard says:

    Thank you, thank you. You are a wonderful vet. Baron was very fortunate to have you. You are a true and compassionate animal lover.

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  50. Anonymous says:

    Im so glab Baron is in good hands! you are such kind people to perform a costly surgery for free!

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