MHS offering $2,500 reward for information related to dogs killed in a Westland House Fire - Michigan Humane Society

MHS offering $2,500 reward for information related to dogs killed in a Westland House Fire

MHS seeking justice for family who lost their dogs in the robbery/arson case.

April 1, 2016

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Cruelty Investigation Department is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for burning three dogs alive in a Westland, Mich. home after a burglary on Tuesday, March 29. The fire occurred in the 38000 block of Warren around 2 p.m. The Michigan Humane Society Cruelty Investigation Department is offering assistance in the investigation.

“This crime is despicable on many levels,” said Matthew Pepper, President and CEO of the Michigan Humane Society. “Not only was a family robbed of their belongings and displaced by a fire, they have to suffer the loss of their three beloved dogs. The dogs were trapped with no way to escape the flames and suffered greatly before ultimately perishing.”

"The City of Westland and the Westland Fire Department appreciates the assistance on this case from the Michigan Humane Society," commented Mayor Wild. "This was a truly tragic situation and we urge the public to come forward with any information regarding this crime."

The dogs’ bodies have been transferred to the MHS Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland for examination.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this senseless act is asked to contact the Westland Fire Marshall at (734) 467-3260.

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