Men on bikes forced dog to run until she collapsed and then beat her

A tragic experience for a dog forced to run behind two men on bikes almost ended in her death had it not have been for the kind efforts of two Good Samaritans who rescued the five-year-old white pit bull mix on Thursday evening off the streets of Detroit’s east side.

According to the the non-profit animal rescue, Detroit Dog Rescue, two men were seen on bikes near St. Paul Avenue and Bellevue Street with the dog running behind them. When she couldn’t keep up and collapsed, the men tried to get the dog to stand by beating her. When those cruel efforts proved fruitless, they left her lying helpless on the ground.  Gently picked up and reassured, her rescuers turned her over to Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR).

On Friday,  the dog dubbed Penelope, was rushed to Oakland Veterinary Referral Services in Bloomfield Hills where veterinarians have been trying to stabilize her, however there seem to be many mitigating factors leading up to her poor physical condition. On the rescue organization’s Facebook page, Penelope’s initial prognosis indicated the following:

“She has bruises on her, is completely dehydrated, and seems to be giving up. We are getting fluids in her now and learning more about her story.”

Unfortunately the dog’s update on Saturday morning hasn’t offered the hopes of recovery advocates have been hoping to read. Not only had the dog been forced to have litter after litter of puppies, she also tested positive for heartworms.

“… there are concerns about her uterus. It’s very possible that she will be going into surgery to correct the neglect she’s received her whole life. Heartworms complicate things immensely, so our team of doctors and Kristina made the decision to go ahead and do an echocardiogram today. Will keep everyone updated.”

Anyone with any information about Penelope and the person(s) involved in this cruel situation is urged to send DDR a message through Facebook or call 313-458-8014. To help with Penelope’s medical expenses, please click here.

Get well soon Penelope. Everyone is rooting for you. (Photos via Detroit Dog Rescue)

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19 replies
  1. Barbara Garabedian says:

    Sick assholes who did this I hope they die & get tortured & dumbed & killed & being dragged behind car & tortured how awful these horrible creeps are sick pigs I pray doggie will be ok & get help right awry bg

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    • Roselyne CORNETTE says:

      Je suis entièrement d’accord avec vous. Mort à tout ces barbares, assassins. ????????????????????

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  2. Linda Szymoniak says:

    I am so sick and tired of monsters like this abusing, neglecting, and killing innocent dogs. Praying for her recovery and really hoping they find the monsters responsible and put them in prison!

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  3. Vicki Hood says:

    Tears, prayers for Penelope. Do hope that there will be prosecution when authorities find the brainless pond scum that treated that poor innocent like that. Keep us posted please.

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  4. Red says:

    If you know this poor dog and you KNOW who the useless pieces of crap are that owned her….. REPORT THEM OR YOU ARE AS GUILTY OF HER ABUSE AS THEY ARE. This article just made me sick….. why do men have to beat on animals to feel tough and macho??? BEAT ON someone your own size, and hopefully they will kick your a**!!

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  5. Kathleen Drude says:

    I have called and left a message for a call back! Penelope is in grave condition, having said this im hoping she will pull thru! Im cautiously optomistic! It seems that human beings are escalating their abuse, torture and murder of animals! We must put pressure on law makers to toughen up the laws and the penalties for those who abuse and kill animals! The only way any of this will finally be under control is by prosecutors and judges doing their jobs! No plea deals no suspended sentences! Prison and large fines and a list that is updated in real time of their names, they must never be allowed to hurt another animal!

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    • linda says:

      Kathleen: Hello I know you are a veterinarian. God forbid what would be the cause of her not recovering from reading this article? I am hopeful for her recovery, but, sadden that she may not pull through.

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  6. Cynthia Como says:

    The deptgs of depravity some people possess never ceases to astound me!! Oh how I hope and pray that Penelope makes a complete recovery and gets to experience what it is to loved and cherished like all dogs should! THE ABSOLUTE WORSE THING FOR A DOG WITH HEART WORMS IS TO BE RUNNING,RUNNING TO THE POINT OF EXHAUSTION!! This is so horrific and so cruel! As for her two abusers.I hope they BOTH get run over by a garbage truck,for they are complete trash and total sewer scum and do not deserve to breathe air! Rotten lowife scum!!!!! PLEASE GET WELL SOON PENELOPE BECAUSE UR LIFE IS PRECIOUS AND UR LIFE MATTERS!!!

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  7. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    I hope those bastards get caught and then are made to run behind a car until they collapse and then get their asses beaten just like they did to poor Penelope. Thank you for helping her. Please fight you Poor girl!!!

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  8. Helen says:

    What sick bastards! Tie the two morons to a pick up truck and make them run for their life. If they can’t keep up drag their sorry asses on a gravel road. I’m sorry Penelope for all neglect and abuse you have experienced by these two evil monsters. I pray for your recovery sweet girl.

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  9. Pamela D'Angio says:

    LOW LIFE POS I WOULD LOVE TO GET MY HANDS ON THEM. THEY NEED THEIR SORRY ASS TIED AND DRAGGED BEHIND A TRUCK . SORRY USELESS MOTHERFU&%ERS I HOPE THEY GET THE SAME TREATMENT AND ROT WITH CANCER. I HATE ANIMAL ABUSERS AND WHAT THEY DO TO ANIMALS NEEDS TO BE DONE TO THEM.

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  10. John says:

    This is as Low you can get. I Hope and Pray that this Dog is OK. As for the Bikers, I have no Compassion for them if Karma gets a hold of them. Karma works in Ways these Thugs will find out.

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  11. debor33 says:

    I pray you catch them….they need the same Done to them…..I pray this precious baby makes it & finds a family to love her forever…..

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