Pit bull now named Gloria recovering from brutal attack; reward offered
COLUMBIA - The Humane Society of Missouri is offering a $2,500 reward to anyone who can point the way to the person(s) who hacked off a pit bull puppy's ears.
“There is absolutely no justification for this type of horrific abuse of a defenseless animal, said Humane Society of Missouri President Kathy Warnick. "We will do everything in our power to find and hold responsible the person who did this atrocious act.”
The 3-month-old female has been named Gloria and is being treated at the Humane Society's St. Louis headquarters.
The person who found Glorida saw the bleeding puppy being dropped out of a car on Chambers Road west of the village of Riverview.
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, according to Dr. Mark Wright, director of shelter medicine.
“This poor puppy endured horrific pain under what was surely inhumane, unsanitary conditions,” he said.
In offering the $2,500 reward for information about the perpetrators, Humane Society of Missouri President Kathy Warnick said, “There is absolutely no justification for this type of horrific abuse of a defenseless animal. We will do everything in our power to find and hold responsible the person who did this atrocious act.”