Dog found hanged in abandoned home

Posted at 6:18 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 18:18:22-05

The Michigan Humane Society is investigating after a dog was found hanged in an abandoned house in Detroit.

On December 9, the MHS Cruelty Department located the dead pit bull at the house in the 19400 block of Bentler. A witness told MHS officials that they saw a man walk into the abandoned house with a dog that Wednesday and come out alone a short time later. The witness then made the gruesome discovery while walking through the house and called MHS. 

A second dog was found in the basement of the home standing in sewer water. The animal is now receiving care. 

“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, in a press release. “We as a community cannot accept that our animals will fall victims to this unspeakable cruelty.”

A $2,500 reward has been offered for information in this case. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the MHS Cruelty Investigation Department at 313-872-3401.