Detroit Health Dept: Policy Stands, Ace On Deathrow
UPDATE 11/10: Detroit Euthanizes Pit Bull ‘Ace’ Despite Court Ruling
DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit health department says it will not be releasing an emaciated pit bull mix nicknamed Ace that was found over the weekend.
Bruce King, General Manager at the Detroit Health Department, says he’s heard all the appeals and the department will stick to city policy regarding pit bulls.
“I actually spoke with one of the representatives of K-9 Rescue and had a conversation with them and they understand our position,” said King.
“Our policy is that pit bulls are only released to certified and licensed owners,” he said.
Still, King says the department won’t give the dog back to its owner if he or she comes forward, because the owner was likely responsible for the dog’s condition.
Ace is expected to be euthanized Friday morning.
Members of the K9 Stray Rescue League said they will not give up and are trying to meet with Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. They say he is the only person who can save Ace at this point.