Reward Offered In Case Of Friendly Dog Abandoned On Side Of The Road

WWJ News
May 29, 2020 - 12:12 pm
abandoned dog and crate

(Photos: Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit)


(WWJ) How could anyone look at this sweet face, and drive away? 

Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit (FAMD) is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who abandoned a dog in Dearborn. 

The dog — now named "Cypress" — weighs over 60 pounds and was found on the side of the road, crammed into a small dog cage along with a feeder, dishes and toys, according to rescue workers. 

Around 9 p.m. Wednesday night, a Good Samaritan saw him and jumped into action, removing Cypress from the too-tiny crate and calling the police. 

The dog was transported to the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit shelter in Dearborn, and seems to be "very friendly" and in otherwise good condition, FAMD said.

Authorities remind the public that abandonment of a pet is a misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to a $500 fine and 30 days in jail.

The police are investigating the crime, and anyone with any information is asked to call the Dearborn Police at 313-943-2240 or FAMD at 313-943-2697.

As always, FAMD — a 501(c)3 nonprofit — is accepting donations for the care for homeless or abused animals. "Donations help us ensure that animals like Cypress are cared for until they find their forever homes, and never have to go through situations like this again," FAMD said.

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