MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A brutal case of animal cruelty as a pit bull puppy was beaten and stabbed, until it bled to death. The dog known as "Capone" was just shy of its first birthday last week, when two men ran off after the dog was trotting to safety, and those two men are still at large.
The Humane Society of the United States has a reward of $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible. And one local group is raising money as well, on top of the Humane Society of the U.S. for the same reasons life "Capone" was known as the happy and full of life family dog, that arrived in their home just weeks old. Just one day shy of its first birthday, this dog would become the victim of brutal animal cruelty.
"There were bloody paw prints and particularly grizzly bloody porch nearby," said Kim Fisher-Isaacs, who is raising reward money for anyone who has information about who may have abused "Capone."
The dog was being watched by friends last week around 35th and Lapham, and was in the yard when the person watching him called the dog inside.
"So the dog sitter went out through the gate and saw two men beating and stabbing Capone," said Fisher-Isaacs.
The dog was severely injured and tried trotting to safety near a home on the block.
"His screams were heard throughout the neighborhood by neighbors although nobody will admit to have seen who did it," said Fisher-Isaacs.
The dog was eventually rushed to the vet, but unfortunately "Capone" didn't make it, as it bled to death.
"I absolutely believe that somebody saw them and know who they are maybe there's a fear to come forward," said Fisher-Isaacs.
After hearing the gruesome details, Fisher-Isaacs and others had to get involved. She and others set up a webpage called "Justice for baby Capone," where they're taking donations, so that money will be used as a reward that leads to the arrest and conviction of the men responsible.
"I'm sure they bragged about it or told other people and someone out there knows who they are," added Fisher-Isaacs.
Milwaukee Police is also pursuing any leads in this case. If you have any information, please call District 2 at 414-935-7222.