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Help needed to identify people who dumped English bulldog, pet rabbits in Washtenaw county

Posted at 5:19 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 17:19:18-04

YPSILANTI, Mich. (WXYZ) — One of the two rabbits found on Tuesday in Ypsilanti's Waterworks Park was emaciated, according to investigators with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.

It's one of two separate cases of animal cruelty discovered this week.

The other case involves a female English bulldog that was found at a landfill in Salem Township. The black and white dog was found with a soaking wet bed and two containers of food and water.

It appears the bulldog recently had puppies. And it's possible someone dumped her after taking her puppies to sell or breed.

The dog was transported to the Humane Society of Huron Valley where we're told she has already been adopted.

The pet carrier that the rabbits were left in could help identify the person or people who abandoned them. The carrier has a bright blue and white chevron pattern.

We're told the rabbits have been transferred to foster homes.

Anyone with information is urged to call investigators with the Washtenaw County Sheriff at 734-994-2911. The confidential tip line is 734-973-7711.

It is against Michigan law to fail to provide adequate food, water, and shelter to an animal.

In Washtenaw County, if you are no longer able to properly care for your animal, you can reach the Humane Society of Huron Valley at 734-661-3528 to discuss options best for you and your pet.