Dog stranded in flooded Detroit backyard, rescued by animal control

Posted at 10:20 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 22:20:38-04

A dog stranded in a flooded backyard is rescued after neighbors tell 7 Action News the dog was dumped.

Neighbors said the home off Ashland on the city’s eastside is vacant and the owner does not live in the area. They noticed the dog trapped in the yard for about a week.

"We think somebody dumped her,” said Dennis Gentz, one of the concerned neighbors.

He said he watched the water rise in the backyard, stranding the dog to a very small area.

He said he tried to call agencies to get help.

"You can't get people saved in this town let alone a dog,” said Gentz.

He said, along with the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue, he called 7 Action News Tuesday.

"The police, animal control, this is the dog rescue people, we've got to call you, without you nothing gets done,”  said Gentz.

7 Action News contacted the Detroit Police, who, in turn, got animal control on the scene.

"Now since the rain has come, the creek has risen and it's flooded, she has a little cubicle area to stand in, filled with mud, being eaten by flies,” said Jessica Rudder, with Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue.
Detroit Animal Control got the dog to safety.  Their officers will work to contact the owner of the property and get the dog adopted.

"As long as the dog is safe and out of the cold and out of the mud and not being eaten by flies, yeah we are all happy,” said Rudder.

It will be several days before the dog is available for adoption, if you’re interested contact Detroit Animal Control:
7401 Chrysler Service Dr, Detroit, MI 48211
(313) 224-6356