Blue's Story Taken to an Abandoned House, Chained to a Tree and Left Behind
In May 2009, residents of a Detroit neighborhood witnessed a woman walk into the backyard of a burned, vacant residence, chain up a dog in the backyard, and drive away. They called MHS’ Cruelty Investigation Department, who quickly responded to the case.
“When we found him, he had no food or water, was hungry, and very thirsty,” said Mark Ramos, Senior Cruelty Investigator. “But as soon as we got in the yard, we could tell he was very friendly. Once we unhooked him, he even wanted to run around and play.”
The investigators immediately took the dog, named “Blue,” back to the MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care. Blue recovered in the home of MHS foster volunteer and staff member Jessica Taylor.
“Blue is an amazing dog,” said Taylor. “He was great with my daughter, with my cats, and with my other dogs. He had to have been somebody’s dog, and they’re missing out big time.”
When Taylor brought Blue to work one day, he caught the eye of Mitch Trager, who along with wife Donna, had visited MHS to find a new four-legged companion to add to their family. After introducing Blue to their dog Cubby, they knew it was a perfect match.
“It was an instant connection,” said Mitch. Soon after, they adopted Blue into their home.
“After only a week, it seems as though Blue had been here all of his life,” said Mitch. “Donna and I couldn't imagine life without either one of the boys.”
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