Authorities are looking for those who may be responsible for beating and torturing a dog in Savage.
According to a report from KARE 11, the attack on Cesar, a pitbull, occurred on Wednesday afternoon, after his owners let him out into a fenced yard with two other dogs. About 20 minutes later, Cesar appeared in the familly's driveway, limping and bloodied. The two other dogs, a black lab and Chihuahua mix, were unharmed.
Due to the nature of the case, the Savage PD is not releasing details, said Capt. David Muelken, who declined to even give out the general location where the crime occurred.
Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS), which first reported the incident on its Facebook page, issued a statement in which they say the dog was targeted because of his breed, which is often depicted as violent in popular media.
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MARS is taking a stand in this situation because we personally know Cesar and his standing as an ambassador for his breed. He is a pit bull. We have worked directly with him and he has assisted us in rehabilitating dogs. We want to highlight this tragedy and the atrocity of what a human can do to an animal so it does not happen again. He is not a savage as a pit bull is portrayed so often in the media. However, how this breed has been portrayed in the media perpetrates what was done to him simply because of his breed.
MARS reports on its website that Cesar's prognosis is "guarded." The dog is in the care of Green Vet Services.
"He is being monitored closely," the group reports.
A fund for his medical treatment has been set up by the organization. Anyone wishing to donate, should click here.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Savage Police at 952-882-2600.