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Sheriff's Department investigating mutilation of Gering dog

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The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious and highly controversial mutilation of a family's pet dog.

"Ike," a three year old German Sheppard owned by the Henderson family, was euthanized this weekend, after suffering vicious cuts to its underside and lower legs.

Owner Sharon Henderson believes Ike's wounds were done by human hands and wants answers on who could have done such a heinous attack.

Investigators with the Sheriff's Department have been following leads and conducting interviews since Saturday morning. There are currently two investigators and a deputy on the case. They have conducted numerous interviews, searches, and remains a "very active" investigation.

Sheriff Mark Overman says it is horrible to think that a human could have done this to a defenseless animal. "This is a horrible thing," says Overman, "No dog, no animal should have to suffer the fate that he suffered. And that's a crime- and we investigate crimes."

Staff at Pioneer Animal Clinic euthanized Ike on Saturday, but would not do an interview discussing the extent of the injuries, citing a patient/ client privilege.

Growing support to find justice for Ike has gained astronomical support on Facebook. The Justice for Ike group has more than 4300 supporters as of noon on Tuesday.

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