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Puppy beaten with pipe recovering at Wisconsin Humane Society in Racine

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A severe case of animal abuse has a Racine man facing possible prison time and an injured puppy with a long road to recovery. 

Officials at the Wisconsin Humane Society received Rocky Thursday and will take X-rays of him to figure out the extent of his injuries. 

They say thousands of dollars of surgery may be needed before he can be adopted.

According to a criminal complaint, witnesses saw Terrence Howard abuse his dog in various ways last week. 

"This case really breaks all of our hearts. It's just a cruel act of blatant animal abuse that should have never happened to this poor dog. He is just a puppy and his owner was just out of control, was just beating his dog, which can not be tolerated in this community. 

Howard faces up to three and a half years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. The Wisconsin Humane Society runs completely on donations and is asking for donations to help. They will also have to use film for X-rays and are looking for someone with older digital X-ray machines that would be willing to donate. 

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A 10-month-old puppy that was beaten by his owner is now recovering at the Wisconsin Humane Society in Racine.

According to WHS, the owner was arrested last week.

WHS says the puppy, Rocky, was beaten with a pipe and punched.

Rocky is currently being assessed by WHS staff and will undergo treatment.

Donations are being accepted to help pay for Rocky’s recovery. More information can be found on the humane society's website.

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