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.
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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. Verna Krause says:

    Thank you for being so generous with your time, and expertise and for the family who gave Barron a permanent home filled with love, kindness and your time.
    when I saw and heard Baron’s Story I could not understand how anybody could do this to any animal. They give you so much back in return. No animal deserves this type of cruelty.
    We need to educate the public and change the laws at legislature level.

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  2. Karin K says:

    Your good deeds will be rewarded with an abundance of blessings.
    We send an abundance of gratitude to you and your staff
    Karin, Mel, and fur babies Brandy and Ranger
    God bless you all

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  3. Bless you Dr. Stanley and the team of vets who donated time and expertise to help Baron heal. It’s heartbreaking what this poor baby endured, but I am eternally grateful for you and all the people who do care.

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  4. Diane James says:

    May God Bless you ten fold for using your skills to right a terrible wrong. How or why someone would do something so cruel is beyond me. Thank You!!

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  5. Anonymous says:

    I am sure your kindness in helping this beautiful dog will be rewarded in some way. The story of such brutality is horrendous but you and your team are evidence that goodness wins in the end. Thank you !

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  6. Anonymous says:

    I am very grateful for the wonderful help Baron has received. Great job to all involved!

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  7. Cory Aden-Wansbury, M.D. says:

    Great news for a change!!

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  8. Sue says:

    Thank you !! You have restored my faith in humanity. May God bless you and your team

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for your loving gift of Baron’s life and healing! You are amazing💙

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  10. S. Dent says:

    Words fail, you all are so very giving of your time, and talents. I know you all cannot donate for every single dog, but that you did for this one touches my heart greatly.

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  11. Anne McCarthy says:

    Thank you, Dr. Stanley. It is hard to deal with the cruelty and depravity that exist in this world, but I take some solace in the fact that there are people in it who are as kind and beautiful as you. Thank you.

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  12. Gerri says:

    Glad to know there are good, caring people to go above and beyond to help this animal regain love and trust. May he get all the loving he deserves.

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  13. Rik Reynolds says:

    Surely a bountiful reward awaits you in heaven. God bless you and protect you throughout the rest of your life for this kindness.

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  14. Olga Garcia says:

    It is not everyday that we get such an inspiring story. Thank you so much for taking your time and expertise to help this beautiful innocent creature. Karma will pay you back

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  15. Thanks to all involved in the care of Baron for your gift of love.

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  16. Pauline says:

    Words can’t describe such cruelty to that poor dog…but Thank you team for your wonderful work says it all x

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  17. Anonymous says:

    Your generosity of time, talent and spirit is awe inspiring – there really are angels among us! Thank you for shining a bright light in what is sometimes a dark and scary world and for showing Baron and all of us what love looks like.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    What a blessing you doctors are. Thank you so very much for sharing your time and talents to save Baron. Many, many of us out here, across the country were horrified by the cruelty Baron suffered and are relied that you have share your skills to make him as well as he can be. God bless you!

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  19. Linda Voci says:

    Thank You for helping Baron so much!!! Your generosity and kindness needs to be shared with more people….this dog may not remember who you are but his new family will NEVER FORGET YOU!!!

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  20. Anonymous says:

    This dear dog was brutalized and traumatized beyond belief. I sincerely hope that those responsible are caught and held accountable for their viciousness to a helpless canine. I am sincerely grateful that so much good has come to Baron, starting with the life-giving surgeries his team of doctors performed for free. THANK YOU is totally inadequate to express my gratitude. I am also glad such a loving forever home for this special boy was found. May they enrich each others’ lives forever.
    Anonymous

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  21. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  22. Vincenza J. Baldino says:

    It is this compassionate action that more people must step up and do. I applaud these surgeons nurses, and all other staff for their incredible talent, and humanity. May you all receive many blessings ten-fold and may Baron live a long and happy life. Thank you

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  23. Anonymous says:

    Tears of sadness for Baron are now tears of joy for his rescuers and his new future which is bright again. Bless you all for what you have done.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    A simple ‘thank you’ to you and your team just doesn’t seem enough for your care, compassion, and great skill in helping Barron recover from his barbaric mutilation but, ‘thank you’.

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  25. Pam says:

    For your kindness and generosity….thank you.

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  26. Thank you so much for stepping up and donating your skill and time to help this dog.

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  27. Sharon Amash says:

    Thank you!!!! So inspiring to see good people out there. Made me hug my dog a little tighter tonight and give him his own steak!

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  28. J H says:

    Thank you everybody involved in giving all the care Baron needed in his time of need, God bless you all.

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  29. Rita says:

    God Bless you Doctor Stanley & your staff for giving Baron back his life. I have become more cynical of the world we are living today. Animal cruelty goes beyond the pale, & than people like you come into the light, & restore my faith in humanity.

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  30. SC says:

    God Bless all of you who help this poor dog

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  31. Dr. Stanley and all …your generosity and talents has made the bad situation for the dog into a tolerable life. Thank all of you .

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  32. Angie says:

    May God bless you all! You all are true Angels!

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  33. Julia H Connelly says:

    I believe God helps those who step forward and make change. My prayer is the one so many pray, “Lord, forgive me for the things I do and the things I have left undone”. Praise for the ones that rescued Baron.

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  34. Yolanda Tayes-Oliver says:

    I just wanted to say thank you and bless you to the wonderful family that adopted Barron. Also thank you and bless you to the team of Dr’s and everyone that was involved in the surgery all the way to the people who first saw him!!! Wow!!!! Thank God there are still good animal loving people in the world!!!

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  35. Tracie says:

    thank you for your generosity and for simply having a good heart

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  36. Jim Tobin says:

    Alot of people wont write things that send their deepest thank you for your humanitarian efforts for this dog. Its refreshing to see such compassion and to share with the students is a double blessing. Thank you all involved for saving this poor creature.

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  37. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for sharing your talents in helping Baron and other animals that come under your care.

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  38. Linda Vining says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind heartedness shown to Baron. I am so appreciative of all your invested time and skill used in saving and restoring Baron’s life. May GOD richly bless all of you.

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  39. Marjorie Johansen says:

    Many thanks to the doctors. – Please note there is an Animal Legal Defense Fund which works to strengthen laws and punishment for animal abuse. So important.

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  40. Mark says:

    Thanks for helping barons life so he can life a great

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  41. Lea Black says:

    Thank you so much, Dr Stanley and team, for giving this dog a new lease on life. May you all be blessed richly for your good work.

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  42. pamala says:

    You are Baron’s Angels. Thank you. God Bless.

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  43. Bless you and your kind hearts. May your actions spread. You are the definitive humanitarians, which of course, extends acts of generosity to more than just humans. You are heroes.

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  44. Joe Jones says:

    God bless you!

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  45. Joe Jones says:

    God bless you

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  46. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for not giving up on Baron and for taking such good care of him. If only more people were kind and fewer were monsters.

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  47. sumathi says:

    Thank you the Team for giving your valuable time and efforts to save Baron. We love you . Baron love you brave boy. Keep going.

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  48. Thank you Dr Stanley….you are the best!!!

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  49. Karen Moore says:

    I was horrified by what was done to this poor dog but inspired by your selfless act which has saved his life. Thank you so much for doing this.

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  50. Sue Finlay says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For taking care of Baron. I cannot express the incredible sadness and rage I felt when I first saw this story. I am so grateful for those of you who do the work to take care when something like this happens. Blessings to you and to Baron. May he live a long and happy life with his new family.

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