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Indiana Bones: Cleveland APL doubles reward for information in dog beating case

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 13:27:23-04

The Cleveland Animal Protective League is doubling the reward that is being offered to anyone who can identify the person responsible for kicking and beating a dog on the city's east side earlier this month.

The reward is now up to $4,000. 

RELATED: Hit by a car, beaten with sticks and bricks, dog recovers at Cleveland Animal Protective League

Now named 'Indiana Bones', the bully breed mix is currently in a long-time foster home where he will need to undergo extensive rehabilitation. 

A witness told the APL that on March 9 around 1 p.m. they saw a group of three young men taking turns beating the animal near East 111th Street and Superior Avenue.

The veterinarians who examined Indiana Bones say he was likely hit by a car before being abused with bricks and sticks. 

He had his first surgery this week to repair his hip and knee. He will need an additional surgery on his other back leg in several weeks.

After News 5's initial story about Indiana Bones aired, a family reached out, saying Indiana Bones is their dog. 

They said their puppy had been missing for more than a month after getting out without his collar on in late February.

 

At the time, the family told us they're glad the dog is getting the help he needs.