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The Spring Thaw in Detroit Reveals the Bodies of 28 Abandoned Dogs in a Park

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, dogs, cruelty )

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Authorities say most of the bodies are probably the victims of dog fighting operations.

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Animae C (516)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 4:57 am
OMG how appalling!!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 6:56 am
Horrifying. Can't begin to imagine the suffering those poor dogs endured before dying. Even worse i doubt anyone will ever be tried 4 these atrocities. RIP sweeties

Leslene Dunn (84)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 7:54 am
And I am supposed to love humans!!!! There is only one type of human I love, that is the one that shows love, kindness, compassion and respect towards animals, as for the rest of them, I cannot even begin to tell you just how much I hate them!! This is absolutely unforgivable - I cannot even begin to imagine the suffering these poor animals had to endure before they died. What despicable, disgusting, rotten and barbaric humans are on this earth! Uuurggghhhh, I am so bloody angry I could run up some mountain and just scream obscenities at these low life sobs.

Alexandra G (250)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 8:17 am
Horrible ::((

B Lewenza (76)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 8:28 am
OMG This is so close to home Detroit is right across from me this is horrible, unimaginable but yet not surprising of Detroit. The stray dog situation has been in the news for sometime as volunteers were trying desperately to catch all the strays to shelter them before the winter. But this is a whole new ball game, this is a deliberate deprived act. I so hope that they catch whoever is responsible and lock them up and throw away the key to their lives. Just another black eye for Detroit SHAME.

Ted W (127)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 8:30 am
This is an outrage!! Noted shared!! Thanks Cher!

Dawn M (142)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 9:19 am
Very sad and sickening!! Shared on twitter.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 10:22 am
May God grant anyone who is cruel to his creation no more no less what he/she/they deserve!

cynthia l (207)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 12:04 pm
Outrages and sickenig that so called humans have so little humanity in them. I am crying. RIP my brothers/sisters you are over the rainbow bridge and embraced by love now

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 1:11 pm

Kathleen R (138)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 1:19 pm
So very sad how these dogs never knew love. May the people responsible never know peace. Kudos to all who rescued the dogs found alive.

Hans Van Der Touw (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 2:45 pm
It is nice to see that for every Barbarian who leaves his dog in the park in the winter, there are couple of great people who rescue a few. Those good people deserve a statue in the park, the ones that left their dog to die should get the death penalty!

Shirley H (49)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 3:20 pm

Kate K (215)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 3:25 pm
Detroit is such mess. It is a hotbed of dogfighters and cruelty. What a horrible thing that happened to these dogs. all winter I think of the dogs tied up outside with no shelter and little or no food. I have to fight to no think of them in the night and there are these monsters, also known as people, who fight dogs and then abandon them when they are no longer of use. I do not want to wait for divine intervention to get them-I'd like to get them myself and make the suffer the way they are these dogs suffer. I feel no pride in bing human. There are many good ones but on the whole I think that as a species we suck. What a horrible scene to have come upon.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 3:32 pm
This is just heartbreaking.

Janet R (38)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 3:56 pm
That's really sad.

Thomas M. (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 3:56 pm
To the people of Detroit: get it together. What in the hell are you thinking. Become the city you once were. Treat humans and animals in a correct manner. This is disgusting.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 4:08 pm
So sad.

Barbara K (60)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 4:09 pm
This is so sad, poor dogs. Thanks, Cher

Myka B (56)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 8:01 pm
So very sad. Harsher laws need to go into effect regarding dog fighting, etc. This is so cruel and heartless, these people just beasts...

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 8:15 pm
Ghastley, Unbelievable Detroit! 28 dogs found dead in a park when the snow starts melting, having been used for dog fighting. Make a strong law against this. At least Plymouth was found alive around the are, and
Gothan was found alive and already has a foster home.
Signed and very sadly noted for these poor dogs. Thanks Cher.

Shawna S (45)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 8:32 pm
Speechless by this article.

Bette Ann Libin (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 9:26 pm

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 12:56 am
The cruelty and inhumanity is always fought to take. Noted TY Cher

SANJA l (96)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 1:28 am
People are disgusting.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 3:32 am
What do you expect from a place like Detroit, where even human life is very cheap.

Sandi C (98)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 9:03 am
sadly noted.

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 9:55 am
That's terrible. I pray everyday for God to severly punish those that abuse, abandon, intently mame or kill an animal. I hope God heard my prayer and those that did this is in a great deal of hurt. May they rot in hell.

June Bostock (50)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 10:27 am
I hope those monsters get what they deserve !!!!!!!!

Sara P (57)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 11:38 am
This is horrible, disgusting, that scrap of persons are monsters!!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 11:43 am
The problem is these people who have these types of dogs are using them for illegal dogfighting and those sort of people are only trying to make money off of betting on illegal dog fighting, these are not compassionate people, they don't give a damn about the dogs, they use them for fighting and use them up and when they are torn up they just leave them to die. Stop illegal dog fighting, close them down, turn them in and punish them to the fullest extent of the law.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 11:45 am
For those who think all people in Detroit are bad or treat animals this way they are very wrong. This is about animal abuse and dog fighting. Not everyone who lives in Detroit is like this.

S J (130)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 7:25 pm
terrible spring indeed!


Shaheen N (64)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 12:57 am
Sadly noted

Connie O (44)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 8:02 am
OMG :(

Leanne B (46)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 12:28 pm
Just makes me cry. Humans really suck sometimes and can be so cruel.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 3:31 pm
Very sad.

Winn A (179)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 4:29 pm
OMG just disgusting.

Ilona V (0)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 4:51 pm
Sadly noted. R.I.P. sweet little souls.

Angela J (61)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 4:54 pm
How awful.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 6:47 pm
It's too bad there isn't a security camera there so anyone that does this gets a fine. Hopefully the live dogs from the search can find a forever home.

Kay M (347)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 8:29 pm
so sadly noted.

Klaus Peters (14)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 9:18 pm
Man's best friend, sorry to see how some people treat them. Our Rottweiler is a member of our family and treated as such. And does he know that, he also knows how to behave inside the house. Naturally he appreciates the heating in winter and the aircon in summer. He is happy and we are happy. We feed him, trained him, care for him and love him to pieces. He repays us with loyalty and unconditional love and affection, not to forget protection. His territory is our home and 'his family' and he will defend it, he is also our doorbell.
How could I ever abandon our dog and I cannot understand people who do that. If you can't look after a dog, don't get one in the first place! Most dogs are acquired for children, they loose interest and the dog gets dumped. I went through this, my daughter lost interest, after a short time it became my dog. I had him for almost 18 years and the Pomeranian died in my arms.

. (0)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 9:30 pm
einfach grausam

Past Member (0)
Friday March 28, 2014, 6:16 am
No more sacrifice for human pleasure, please

Frances Darcy (133)
Friday March 28, 2014, 6:24 am
so sad

Sarah Baker (61)
Friday March 28, 2014, 8:44 am
Those poor creatures. I am disgusted that people can do this!

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday March 28, 2014, 11:06 am
So very sad!

Clare M (80)
Friday March 28, 2014, 11:23 am
Some people do not deserve air to breathe!

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Friday March 28, 2014, 12:54 pm
to przerażające, jak ludzie mogą być aż tak podli

Sandi C (98)
Friday March 28, 2014, 2:44 pm
poor dogs

Muriel Servaege (53)
Friday March 28, 2014, 3:57 pm
How awful! Poor dogs! How can people do that?

Joy M (169)
Friday March 28, 2014, 6:33 pm
this is soooo sad, those poor dogs..noted..

James Merit (144)
Friday March 28, 2014, 11:03 pm
Heartwrenching... RIP sweet angels...

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 5:45 am
Noted, thanks.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 1:54 pm
Absolutely Horrible!!!!

janet f (29)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 3:58 pm
The authorities need to do a lot more to stop dog fighting in Detroit. The human scum responsible for this needs to be hunted down and removed from society. Dog fighting isn't a victimless crime.

Jane B (30)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 2:40 am
I'm so sad that there is still so much dog fighting, not just here but everywhere in the world it seems.
People just don't get any better and I don't think we will ever move forward as a species. We will probably be wiped out first, which is probably a blessed relief. I am heartened to see those doing good for animals, but there just don't seem to be enough, so the burden on those caring individuals is very high indeed.
RIP poor dogs who have suffered so much.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 5:47 am
That's why the breed should be ban, because they are so mistreated. That or they should have more stringent licensing requirements.

Rhonda B (106)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 7:07 am
Horribel :(

Dogan Ozkan (2)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 7:53 am

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 11:44 am
noted with sadness, absolutely disturbing!!! abuse of dogs. RIP babies !!!!!! somebody done this its horrible!!!!!

Panchali Yapa (26)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 11:56 am

lina Nicolia (0)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 8:28 pm
Detroit ? what a surprise. It is a cesspool where the compassion for animals does not even come into consideration. A real tragedy.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 11:22 pm
So sadly noted.

Julia R (296)
Monday March 31, 2014, 12:29 am
How sad! The Bodies of 28 dogs found in a park because people either used them for fighting, or abandoned them there to starve or dogs whose owners didn't even care enough about them to provide adequate shelter from the harsh winter so that many of them froze to death- a horrible death. This statistic certainly doesn't speak well for people's humanity in fact it sadly, underscores, the inhumanity of many people who would let dogs either be used to fight or to die from their owner's complete lack of caring about their lives and not seeing that these animals' lives are precious and that no one has any business getting a dog if they treat their dog in such a cruel manner!

Jaime Alves (52)
Monday March 31, 2014, 12:32 am

Janice D (85)
Monday March 31, 2014, 11:20 am
This is beyond words . The sadness is not just for the dead dogs but humanity itself . The innocent dogs did not deserve to live & die with such careless cruelness but I hope in their death they can help save others by shining a light on this problem not just in Detroit but in the world that dog fighting will not be tolerated & will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If you take away their ability to make money off of these dogs then perhaps they will stop.

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Monday March 31, 2014, 7:50 pm

Panchali Yapa (26)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 11:53 am
Thank you

Debra Tate (17)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 6:38 pm
UNACCEPTABLE! Sadly noted.

Latonya W (82)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 1:50 pm
People who do this are worst than humans(not animals because I rather be a animal than a trifling ass human) HATE PEOPLE SO MUCH FOR THIS!!

Debbie Crowe (87)
Friday June 13, 2014, 10:00 am
Tears streaming for these poor babies!!
Rest in Peace little ones!!
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