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(KMOV)—The Humane Society of Missouri is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the severe injuries to a Rottweiler rescued on Tuesday.
The four-year-old male dog named by rescuers, Desperado, had a rusted, dirty chain link collar deeply imbedded around its neck.
Animal Cruelty Investigators stated the collar should have been at least 10” in diameter to properly fit a dog of Desperado’s size. The collar was only 6” in diameter.
Desperado was discovered on the property of a Baden business, Tuesday. After noticing his chain had tangled in the equipment and seeing he was hurt, the owner of the business contacted the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force, who then brought the dog to get treatment at the Humane Society in St. Louis City.
The veterinary staff have examined the dog, and cleaned and treated the wound. The dog will receive continuing treatment to allow the wound to heal.
Humane Society veterinarians are cautiously optimistic the dog will make a full recovery.
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