$2,500 Reward For Information On Dog Found Hanged
MHS seeking perpetrator of heinous animal cruelty
December 10, 2015
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) and Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR) are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for hanging a dog in an abandoned house in the 19400 block of Bentler in Detroit. DDR will be matching the original reward offered by MHS, thereby bringing the total to $5,000.
The MHS Cruelty Investigation Department received a call on Wednesday, December 9 from a concerned citizen who saw a heavy-set African American male walk into an abandoned house with a dog. A short while later the individual left the house without the dog. The caller walked through the house about an hour later where she discovered the dog and called the MHS Cruelty Investigation Department.
MHS investigators arrived at the location and found a young adult pit bull had been hung. The deceased dog’s body was still warm; indicating that it had died recently. The investigators searched the rest of the house and found another young adult pit bull alive and standing in sewer water in the basement. The second dog was brought to the MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care where it is receiving care and needed medical attention.
“This is an absolutely despicable act and the person who is responsible for this needs to be brought to justice,” said Debby MacDonald, MHS Chief Cruelty Investigator. “We as a community cannot accept that our animals will fall victims to this unspeakable cruelty.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Michigan Humane Society Cruelty Investigation Department at (313) 872-3401.