(Photo/Video by Cleveland APL)
(CLEVELAND) - The Cleveland APL is doubling its reward to $4,000 for information that leads to the identification of a suspect involved in the beating of "Indiana Bones." The Pitbul mix is recovering after police say three black men, between the ages of 16 and 20 years old, were seen kicking and beating the dog with bricks on March 9th, at approximately 1:00 p.m.,, at the corner of East 111th and Superior Avenue.
A witness said one wore a black hoodie with a Nike logo and black sweatpants, one wore a khaki-colored hoodie and jeans and another wore a grey winter hat and a North Face fleece.
Veterinarians determined the dog, named Indiana Bones by the Cleveland APL, had first been hit by a car and then beaten. He had his first surgery on Wednesday to repair his hip and knee and will need an additional surgery on his other back leg in several weeks. He is currently in a long-time foster home where he will receive extensive rehabilitation.
Anyone who has information as to the identity or location of the suspects are encouraged to call the Cleveland APL’s Humane Investigations Hotline at (216) 377-1630. A $4,000 reward is being offered to the first person who provides information that leads to the apprehension of a prosecutable suspect.