The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force is offering a $4,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the appalling mutilation of the ears of a 3-month-old female, pit bull puppy.
The puppy, which Humane Society of Missouri staff have named Gloria, was brought to the Humane Society’s headquarters on Macklind Avenue on the afternoon of June 10 by a passerby who saw her dropped out of a car and bleeding on Chambers Road at some point west of the village of Riverview in North St. Louis County.
According to Dr. Mark Wright, director of shelter medicine at the Humane Society of Missouri, both of the puppy’s ears had very jagged, open, bleeding wounds in what appeared to be a cruel, amateur attempt to crop the animal’s ears. Despite the severe injuries to her ears, Gloria is expected to make a full recovery and will be made available for adoption in the next several weeks.
“There is absolutely no justification for this type of horrific abuse of a defenseless animal,” Humane Society of Missouri President Kathy Warnick said. “We will do everything in our power to find and hold responsible the person who did this atrocious act.”
Anyone with information about this crime should call the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Hotline at 314-647-4400 any time, day or night. Calls may be made anonymously.
Donate to the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Fund at www.hsmo.org or by calling 314-951-1542.