The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Cruelty Investigation Department is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for stabbing a dark-brown, male pit bull in the eye with a 3-inch blade.
Witnesses say a car described as a 2006 or 2007 silver Chevy Impala LX with chrome trim containing two African-American men stopped to let the dog out of the car and then one of the men stabbed the dog in the eye before driving off.
The incident happened Friday in the 16500 Block of Strathmoor.
The dog was humanely euthanized at Detroit Animal Control “due to the severity of its injuries and its suffering,” the Humane Society said, adding the body was then transferred to the Michigan Humane Society Cruelty Investigation Department for forensic review by a staff veterinarian. See a photo of the dog here, but note that it’s not for the sensitive.
MHS first learned of the ordeal on last Friday morning thanks to tips to its Animal Cruelty hot-line and immediately dispatched teams to try and locate the dog. He was found that afternoon by officers of Detroit Animal Control after receiving a call about a dog hiding between two houses. Subsequently, the dog was humanely euthanized at Detroit Animal Control due to the severity of its injuries and its suffering. The body was then transferred to the Michigan Humane Society’s Cruelty Investigation Department for forensic review by a staff veterinarian.
Having exhausted its initial leads, MHS is asking anyone with information or who may have witnessed this vicious act to contact the Michigan Humane Society’s Cruelty Hotline at (313) 872-3401. Anonymity will be respected.
The Michigan Humane Society works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values. For more information, visit www.michiganhumane.org.