DEARBORN — Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps prosecute anyone who abused a mixed breed female dog.
Police took the stray dog to the Dearborn Animal Shelter for treatment and assistance after being found with more than 200 puncture wounds.
“This dog has more than 200 puncture wounds, some fresh and some that probably occurred over the last few months, and was most likely used as bait in dog fights,” said Dr. Jeffrey Disik of Lincoln Park Veterinary Hospital which is caring for the medical needs of the dog.
“She also has bacterial infections in several areas. Thankfully, she is recovering nicely and will be returned to FAMD in the next day or two.”
“How could we say ‘no’ to this poor animal even though the shelter is completely full with other adoptable animals?” FAMD Executive Director Elaine Greene said. “She has tubes all over her body now but she’s clearly a survivor. We’ve named her Emlyn which is an English name for a brave and noble warrior.
“This dog is very sweet, and, in spite of the horrific nature of the injuries, very trusting of people. Somebody had to have witnessed this horrible incident. Please contact the shelter at 313-943-2697 with any information so we can prosecute this person.”
Anyone who wants to donate to help pay for the dog’s vet bills can go to www.metrodetroitanimals.org.