Ingham County dog expected to make full recovery following slit throat
“Despite all he has been through, this guy is always in good spirits and is nothing but smiles all the time.”
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A dog that had its throat slit is expected to make a full recovery.
According to Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter, Mid-Michigan has seen an increase in violent crimes against animals. The shelter said the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office contacted them to investigate a complaint that involved someone attempting to kill their dog by slitting its throat.
The report has been sent to the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office for charges against the owner.
While being treated for its injuries, the shelter said they discovered other medical issues the dog will need to be treated for, but he is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery.
“Despite all he has been through, this guy is always in good spirits and is nothing but smiles all the time,” the shelter wrote on social media.
It is a felony in Michigan to intentionally kill or torture an animal or to commit an act knowing or having reason to know the act will cause an animal to be killed or tortured. Penalties for torturing or killing an animal can vary in severity in Michigan and can be impacted by many factors, including if the animal is a pet or a companion animal. Someone convicted of animal cruelty as a form of domestic violence can face up to 10 years in prison.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter at 517-676-8370 (option 1) or by email at ReportAnimalCruelty@ingham.org.
Information about pets available for adoption can be found on the official Ingham County Animal Control website.
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