Group of children sought in abuse of 1-year-old dog

A Baltimore city animal shelter is seeking the public's help to track down a group of children seen throwing rocks and bricks at a 1-year-old dog Sunday.

The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter said the youths were witnessed abusing and injuring the dog while it was tied up in the 3700 block of Greenspring Ave. near Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. When a witness tried to intervene, the group began throwing rocks and bricks at him, shelter officials said.

The dog was taken to the shelter, where it is being treated for several wounds to the top of its head, a swollen snout, hemorrhages in both eyes, blood in both ears and a wound on a paw.

The case is under investigation by the Baltimore City Bureau of Animal Control, according to the shelter. The children are believed to be between 12 and 13 years old. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-4698.

-- Erica L. Green

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