Contact: Matt Lindstrom, 612-673-2148

Jan. 13, 2014

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control caring for abused four-month-old pit bull

MACC encouraging residents to report any suspected incidents of animal abuse

WHAT:            Minneapolis Animal Care & Control is currently caring for a four-month-old abused pit bull that is scheduled to go to a dog rescue organization later this week. This case is an example of what can happen to animals when they are mistreated.

 Media will be able to get video of the dog and interview MACC staff about the dog’s condition, future and what people should do if they suspect animal cruelty. 

WHEN:             Media availability 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13

WHERE:           Minneapolis Animal Care & Control
  212 17th Ave NE

MORE:             Minneapolis Animal Care & Control staff have nick-named the dog “Jarvis.” This 4-month-old puppy was brought to  
  Minneapolis Animal Care & Control (MACC) on Sunday, January 5.  The dog had severe wounds covering his body, and a large infection on the left side of his face.  He came in severely emaciated and underweight. The wounds on this dog are not dog-to-dog wounds.  Instead, the wounds reflect abuse at the hands of a human. The wounds are a mix of both new wounds and wounds from several months ago.

                         A good Samaritan found the dog last week and reported it to Minneapolis Animal Care & Control. The dog has been at the shelter since Sunday, January 5. 

                        Minneapolis Animal Care & Control is encouraging residents to report any suspected incidents of animal abuse by calling 311.



Published Jan 13, 2014



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