Starving puppy saved after being dumped

Posted at 6:05 PM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 18:05:38-04

The emaciated puppy may not have been treated well at all, but she still wanted to follow the man who was trying to leave her in a field Thursday morning on Detroit's west side.

A woman living nearby saw the man who eventually put the puppy in a vacant warehouse and closed the door.

He told the woman he didn't want her anymore and left.

Thankfully, the woman called volunteers with Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue and they rushed over to the warehouse on Joy Road near Dexter and found the starving puppy. They named her Joy.

"She's so sweet," said Theresa Sumpter of Detroit Pit Crew who could clearly see that something was wrong with one of Joy's front legs.

Dr. Michelle Koss at Center Line Veterinary Hospital tells 7 Action News that they are consulting other experts to see if Joy's leg can be saved.

Click on the video above to see the story of Joy.

And if you'd like to donate to Joy's treatment, you can call Center Line Veterinary Hospital at 586-758-5620.

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue helps hundreds of dogs every year that have been the victims of neglect or acts of cruelty. If you'd like to learn more about the non-profit rescue and helping their mission of saving dogs, please click here to visit their Facebook page.