Possible bait dog found badly hurt expected to survive - New York News

Possible bait dog found badly hurt expected to survive

Posted: Updated:
Toledo was found badly injured in southwest Detroit.  She may have been used as bait for dog fighting. Toledo was found badly injured in southwest Detroit. She may have been used as bait for dog fighting.
ROMEO, Mich. (WJBK) -

A dog malnourished, badly hurt and barely surviving was found near Toledo and Junction in southwest Detroit on Tuesday.  Someone saw her in the street being tormented by some young men and called Home FurEver Rescue.

"She was in shock.  She had a lot of wounds, and she was bleeding profusely," said Dr. Nathan Booth from the Wilson Veterinary Clinic.

"She'd definitely been attacked by another dog.  That's a given.  She had wounds all around her neck, her face, the sides of her shoulders, mostly punctures, some what we call lacerations, cuts.  They were bleeding quite a bit."

Booth can't say for sure that Toledo was used as bait for dog fighting, but volunteers from Home FurEver Rescue fear that is exactly what happened to her.

"They use these dogs that are non-aggressive to make other dogs aggressive," said volunteer Dan Stasinski.

"The problem with dog fighting is that it's a very large, underground scene."

Michigan now has some of the toughest laws in the nation regarding animal fighting.  Last year, the Michigan Humane Society investigated 172 dog fighting complaints and more than 6,000 complaints of cruelty and neglect.

"I think a lot of it goes unnoticed or unseen, but investigation needs to occur," Booth said.

There are so many dogs in need of good homes.  Home FurEver Rescue has more than 130 of them.  They are fostering them and trying to find families.  They encourage people to spay and neuter their pets.

Toledo is expected to survive, but she obviously has a long way to go.  She has a lot of trust issues, as well as health issues, but she will likely end up in a foster home, and they hope she will be adopted.

For more information about the Home FurEver Rescue, visit www.homefurever.com.

  • Amy LangeMore from Amy LangeMore>>

  • New lawyer comes aboard in Bashara case

    New lawyer comes aboard in Bashara case

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:33:50 GMT
    A man charged with arranging the murder of his wife at their suburban Detroit home has a new lawyer.
    A man charged with arranging the murder of his wife at their suburban Detroit home has a new lawyer.
  • Mary Barra speaks with industry insiders ahead of NY auto show

    Mary Barra speaks with industry insiders ahead of NY auto show

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:39:46 GMT
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke with industry insiders this week ahead of the auto show in New York.
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke with industry insiders this week ahead of the auto show in New York.
  • Utash talking more, confused after awaking from coma

    Utash talking more, confused after awaking from coma

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:17:50 GMT
    Steven Utash, the suburban Detroit motorist brutally beaten after he stopped to help a boy he accidentally hit with his pickup truck, continues his lengthy recovery after waking from a coma on Friday. Utash had been in a medically induced coma for days following the April 2 incident on Detroit's east side.His son, Joseph Utash, tells FOX 2's Amy Lange his father has moments of clarity, along with moments of confusion. Joseph says his father is confused about where he works, among other things...
    Steven Utash, the suburban Detroit motorist brutally beaten after he stopped to help a boy he accidentally hit with his pickup truck, continues his lengthy recovery after waking from a coma on Friday. Utash had been in a medically induced coma for days following the April 2 incident on Detroit's east side.His son, Joseph Utash, tells FOX 2's Amy Lange his father has moments of clarity, along with moments of confusion. Joseph says his father is confused about where he works, among other things...
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Driver-less cars, cameras that see beneath vehicles at NY Auto Show

    Driver-less cars, cameras that see beneath vehicles at NY Auto Show

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:02:06 GMT
    The future is here when it comes to vehicles. The auto industry has packed nearly 1,000 automobiles into the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side for the 2014 NY Auto Show.   Among the 'must-sees' is a hydrogen powered vehicle and a prototype car with cameras that allow you to see the ground underneath as you drive over it.
    The future is here when it comes to vehicles. The auto industry has packed nearly 1,000 automobiles into the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side for the 2014 NY Auto Show.   Among the 'must-sees' is a hydrogen powered vehicle and a prototype car with cameras that allow you to see the ground underneath as you drive over it.
  • German Shepherd called to jury duty

    German Shepherd called to jury duty

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:32:46 GMT
    At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is IV is a 5-year-old German Shepherd.
    At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is IV is a 5-year-old German Shepherd.
  • Time takes toll on 1907 Meriden clock tower

    Time takes toll on 1907 Meriden clock tower

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:22:55 GMT
    A 107-year-old clock tower atop Meriden's City Hall could be removed as city officials grapple with a $350,000 renovation cost.
    A 107-year-old clock tower atop Meriden's City Hall could be removed as city officials grapple with a $350,000 renovation cost. Weather has caused the tower's exterior to rot.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices