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WHS: Puppy beaten with pipe in Racine County ready to be adopted

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 10-month-old puppy that was beaten with a pipe in Racine County and being cared for by the Wisconsin Humane Society will soon be available for adoption. 

The pup, Rocky, is expected to be available for adoption Friday afternoon at the WHS Racine Campus. Officials with the humane society say his law enforcement hold has been released and he was neutered on Thursday. 

Earlier in June, Rocky's owner was arrested for alleged animal abuse after witnesses saw his former owner, Terrence Howard, beat Rocky with a number of objects, including a metal pipe. Rocky was brought in to WHS where he received X-rays and was found to have an orthopedic injury. WHS says the injury does not require treatment at this time. 

The humane society says their behavior experts have been working with the dog on his manners and say he needs a patient guardian committed to continuing his training. They say Rocky loves tossing around his plush toys and is very treat motivated. WHS says Rocky's play style is still a bit rough and shouldn't be going to dog parks and should be monitored while interacting with other dogs. The humane society says Rocky is looking for a home without small children under the age of eight. 

Those looking to adopt Rocky should visit the Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus at 2706 Chicory Road; he’ll be available when we open at 2 p.m. on Friday (6/22). 

To view his online profile, please click here. 

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