In Warren, Michigan, authorities have been following leads in reference to disturbing images posted on social media sites of a dog hanging from the ceiling. On Sunday, animal advocate, Skyler Atwood reported the disturbing images to police stating on her Facebook page:
“I was furious and wanted this out there. I’m sick and tired of going on Facebook and seeing animal abuse,” stated Skyler. “He was hanging his dog from his harness from the ceiling. Then he duct taped his mouth and legs shut. Because it’s local and he goes to Warren Mott (high school), I wanted to make sure everyone knew about this.”
Skyler had been informed about the photos on Sunday after a friend shared them with her. Since then, Skyler has been persistent and wants to help this dog and make sure he is safe. The heartbreaking story of alleged animal cruelty and what could have happened to this dog has been shared on social media:
“So this kid named Marvin that my little cousin knows sent her a screen shot of his piece of s*** friend named Cleve putting snap chats on his story of putting his dog in the dryer, setting him on fire, hanging him by his harness from the ceiling and duck taping his mouth and legs shut. They are both Warren Mott high school students. 15/16 years old. Still trying to find out Cleve’s address. My little cousin went to the police station but not sure if they are going to be able to do anything without the kids(sic) address. Can everyone please share this so it gets attention and he gets what he deserves…”
On Wednesday afternoon, an update of the situation was provided. The dog has not been located nor has the background shown in the SnapChat photo corresponded to the home of the teen allegedly involved. Anyone who recognizes the dog or the home shown in the photos is asked to contact police in order for prosecutors to have enough evidence to bring forth animal cruelty charges. Be the voice for those who cannot speak. Just look at the photos, and decide if anyone should be able to walk away laughing and joking from such alleged animal abuse to an innocent dog.
Anyone with information is asked to call (586) 574.4700 or (586) 574.4810.
Photos via Warren police screenshots from Facebook.
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