Indianapolis man wants person who attacked his dog to answer for his crime

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - An Indianapolis man comes home to find his dog battered and beaten.

Simba, a 3 year old Siberian Husky is suffering from broken bones and even stab wounds.

The owner says his wife had to stay late at work and came home around 3 a.m. Friday.

Simba was on a leash in the front yard laying on the porch injured and in pain.

They took him to the vet for treatment and he is recovering, but he may have to have his leg amputated if the fracture doesn’t heal correctly.

The owner says his dogs are friendly, but before the attack, a neighbor threaten to kill the dogs if they barked at him again…

“I didn't take it as very serious, but it wasn't even the next day that the dogs were like this condition and that’s why I automatically called the police and filed a report because I feel like someone assaulted my children, said” Simba's owner Andy Mercado.

Mercado says his other dog Gerrion started walking with a limp a few days ago and believes the same person may also be responsible.

Police are investigating the incident.

Intentionally beating a dog is a misdemeanor with a fine up to $5000 and/or up to 1 year in prison.

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