LORAIN COUNTY -- The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of person or persons responsible for neglect of a pit bull dog.
The dog, known as Herbie, was found severely emaciated on W. 11th Street on December 2. The animal had been beaten and had a fractured skull as well as older injuries. The dog weighed just 25 pounds at the time of his discovery.
Herbie remains in the care of the Lorain Animal Clinic.
"The suffering experienced by this poor dog is unconscionable. Herbie was abused and left for dead," said Karen Minton, The HSUS' Ohio state director. "This is one of many horrific cases of animal cruelty that occur in our state each year. These crimes should raise awareness that Ohio can no longer afford to be one of the weakest states in the nation in punishing these heinous crimes. We hope our reward helps find the person or persons who committed this despicable act."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lorain Police Department at 440-204-2555.