A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for intentionally burning a dog in Michigan. The young, mixed breed dog, dubbed Phoenix, has been taken in by The Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit after being found by a resident on Friday.
The Dearborn Police brought the injured dog to the animal shelter for care – an exam revealed evidence that she had been burned “numerous times” on multiple occasions. Elaine Greene, the shelter’s executive director, told Detroit News, that Phoenix still has faith in humans:
“In spite of the horrific nature of the injuries, (she’s) very trusting of people. She was treated today and will recuperate at the shelter. Cruelty to animals makes us sick. Our staff has named the dog Phoenix because we want to see her rise again.”
On the shelter’s Facebook page, staff expressed disgust in the atrocious case of animal cruelty:
This is hideous and atrocious. We are heartbroken. Someone on the east side of Dearborn intentionally burned this poor sweet girl.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call (313) 943-2607. Donations for Phoenix’s veterinary expenses can be made to: metrodetroitanimals.org.
More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.
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