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Reward Offered After Puppy Found Abandoned, Wrapped In Plastic On Detroit Sidewalk Dies

Updated on February 28, 2018
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Animal lover and outdoorsman, John Marshall is a veteran reporter who has worked for The Associated Press and other major news outlets.

Officials with the Michigan Humane Society say a puppy found abandoned and wrapped in plastic on a Detroit sidewalk has died
Officials with the Michigan Humane Society say a puppy found abandoned and wrapped in plastic on a Detroit sidewalk has died | Source

$5K Reward for information offered after abandoned puppy dies

A reward of $5,000 is being offered after a puppy found abandoned and wrapped in plastic on a Detroit sidewalk died.

Officials with the Michigan Humane Society say a team of emergency workers was trying to save the life of the shepherd puppy after a passerby in northwest Detroit found the dog Friday morning. But the dog passed away in an emergency clinic early Saturday.

“Our team worked diligently to ensure he had the best possible care, and he passed away surrounded by caring staff at an emergency clinic around 4 a.m.,” the shelter said in a Facebook posting.

“Though he was only in our care for a short time, our team is happy he was able to experience love before crossing the rainbow bridge,” the posting said.


Animal cruelty investigators canvassing neighborhood

Animal cruelty investigators were canvassing the neighborhood in the hopes of determining who left the puppy, a male believed to be about three months old, out on the sidewalk.

The society had originally offered $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who abandoned the puppy, but that reward was increased to $5,000 after a match from a humane society supporter.

Anybody with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAKUP.

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