The Cleveland Animal Protective League is working to track down three people who beat a dog with bricks on Cleveland’s East Side.
The white and tan bully-boxer mix, who rescue workers named “Indiana Bones”; has been under veterinarian care since the March 9 incident at East 111th Street and Superior Avenue; Cleveland Animal Protective League CEO Sharon Harvey said.
Veterinarians believe the dog was struck by a car before it was attacked.
A witness spotted three males at the intersection about 1 p.m. They took turns kicking the dog and beating it with sticks and bricks, Harvey said.
The trio ran when they learned police were on the way.
“It’s sad to start with, then you see the incredibly sweet nature of this dog — and to think anyone could think of doing something so brutal is heartbreaking,” Harvey said.
The APL is offering a $500 reward for anyone that provides information that leads to the apprehension of those involved.
The males were described as black and between 16 and 20 years of age. One wore a black hoodie with a Nike logo and sweatpants, another wore a gray hat and North Face fleece, and the third wore a khaki hoodie and jeans, Harvey said.
“Indiana Bones” will soon undergo a few surgeries to repair injuries suffered during the beating.
“We’re going to do everything we need to do to fix him and find him a new home,” Harvey said.