Local officials are seeking help in finding who mutilated a 9-month-old pit bull by cutting its ears off.
A $1,300 reward is being offered to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the aggravated animal cruelty, which can be prosecuted as a felony.
Colbert veterinarian Dr. Gloria Andrews said one of her clients in Hull had seen the dog in his yard. He took the pit bull to the Colbert Animal Hospital Tuesday, describing the 50-lb. dog as “friendly,” but saying that “something terrible had happened to its ears.”
“It was very apparent that someone had lopped his ears off,” said Andrews, who estimated that the wounds were seven to 10 days old.