DEARBORN HEIGHTS (WWJ) – A $6,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the conviction of whoever tried to drown a dog in the Rouge River.
Dearborn Heights police say they received a call around 9:50 p.m. on Aug. 26 from a passerby who noticed a dog with a brick tied to his leg in the water of the Rouge River near the bridge at Warren Road and Outer Drive.
Officers responded to the scene and rescued the dog, nicknamed “River,” who was muddy but without visible injuries.
“This type of act demonstrates a deliberate and methodical cruelty that is chilling,” Elaine Greene, director of the Dearborn Animal Shelter, said in a statement. “The person responsible for doing such a thing to a gentle, defenseless dog should be considered dangerous.”
The reddish-brown and white Labrador retriever-mix, who appears to be about 2-years-old, was taken to the Dearborn Animal Shelter…
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