Reward for Information on Dog with Embedded Chain
Michigan Humane Society and Ingham County Animal Control seek justice for severely neglected dog
April 27, 2015
MASON – The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) and Ingham County Animal Control’s Animal Cruelty Task Force are offering a combined $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for putting a heavy chain around a dog’s neck and neglecting it to the point where it became embedded in his skin.
The dog was discovered on Saturday, April 18th in Risdale Park at 4500 Pleasant Grove Road in Lansing. A local citizen contacted Ingham County Animal Control after making the gruesome discovery. Ingham County Animal Control Officers responded to the complaint and received a male, blue pit-bull mix with a heavy chain embedded into the flesh of the dog’s neck. The citizen making the call to Animal Control advised that the dog was found running loose in the park. Ingham County Animal Control staff and veterinarian were able to remove the chain and successfully close the wounded neck. The dog is expected to make a full recovery.
“An embedded collar is the result of weeks or months of neglect with the dog in agonizing pain as their skin grows around it,” said Debby MacDonald, MHS Chief Cruelty Investigator. “This is severe neglect and the individual responsible for this watched it happen over time and did nothing. They need to face the consequences for their inaction.”
“Through our collaborative efforts with the Michigan Humane Society, we are able to pool the resources necessary to combat animal cruelty within the City of Lansing,” says Ingham County Animal Control Director Andy Seltz. “Heinous acts of animal cruelty will not be tolerated within Ingham County and the City of Lansing. Ingham County Animal Control is dedicated to preventing and ending animal cruelty in our community. Our dedicated staff will remain vigilant to ensure offenders are brought to justice.”