BRUTAL DOG KILLINGS IN DETROIT AREA
In hopes of proctecting pets in the Detroit metropolitan area and catching the responsible person(s), I am posting this web page. An individual or individuals is sadistically killing dogs in our area. The dogs have been found skinned, one of them was apparently skinned alive. Below is a letter sent to me explaining what has happened:
We at the Michigan Humane Society are greatly saddened by these two horrible
recent acts of cruelty. Necropsies have been performed on both canine
victims in the hopes of bringing the perpetrator(s) to justice. I am
attaching the press release regarding the first case, to give you something
In yesterday's case in Northville, the dog was a female, young - approx. 1
year old, and again may have been a shepherd mix. This dog was not
decapitated, but a bullet wound was found.
You may contact our Cruelty Investigation Dept. at 313-872-3401 if you need
We appreciate your help in seeking more information that could help us in
these cases. Please be sure to note that the Michigan Humane Society is
offering a $1,000 reward (see release) and reference the Cruelty Dept.
MHS Community Relations Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 5, 2001
BRUTAL ACT OF ANIMAL CRUELTY DISCOVERED IN GARDEN CITY
(Westland)-Michigan Humane Society is offering a reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or people responsible for an appalling act of animal cruelty. Friday morning, Garden City police found the mutilated, be-headed body of a young dog in a dumpster on Block Street. The animal had been skinned and it appears that it was skinned alive. Officer Harris of the Garden City Police Department brought the dog to the Michigan Humane Society Westland Shelter. According to Dr. Roxy Corse, Michigan Humane Society Veterinarian, the animal was a young, male dog. "There was evidence of blunt force trauma to the abdomen, the genitals had been removed, and the tendons on all four legs had been severed," she stated. Based on her examination this happened as recently as last night or early this morning.
If you have any information about this malicious act, please call the Garden City Police Department at 734-525-8088 or the Michigan Humane Society Cruelty Hotline at 313-872-3401.
The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the animals since 1877.
As of yet, no additional information about these incidents but a local news website is covering the story:
WDIV Channel 4 Detroit
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