Reward Offered For Dead Dog Covered In Graffiti

Michigan Humane Society is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the bizarre desecration of a female black pit bull terrier. The dog was found dumped on a Detroit street with a rope tied tightly around her neck and white graffiti spray-painted all over her body.

The dog, believed to be two or three years old, had the letters “P B S” scrawled on the left side of her body while other markings were painted in white on her back, sides and legs. Animal cruelty investigators are waiting for the results of a necropsy to determine how the pit bull died.

Ironically, MHS officials say the graffiti taggers were probably not the ones that killed the dog. Detroit, which is estimated to have a thousand homeless dogs, is seeing an odd trend in graffiti artists who target the bodies of dead animals.

MHS spokesperson Kevin Hatman said for taggers, a dead dog is “as much a blank canvas as a wall or abandoned house.”

“Unfortunately, a dead dog is part of the aesthetic of the city,” said Hatman. “There’s graffiti all over the city, a dead dog is like a brick wall.”

MHS investigators have started to consider the trend to be “random acts of cruelty.” Hatman chalks it up to a new way to exploit pit bull terriers, which make up 35 to 40 percent of the dogs rescued by MHS and up to 80 percent of local rescue groups.

Michigan Humane Society has set up a hotline to identify the taggers and the people responsible for the death of the pit bull. Confidential tips can be reported at (313) 872-3401.

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Roberto Meritoni
Roberto Meritoni3 years ago


Neil A.
Neil A3 years ago

They worship evil...they should be hunted down,

Naomi Dreyer
Naomi Dreyer3 years ago

Article is from July 2012, more than 3 years ago! But it is still horrible.
Kindness toward animals is a core Baha'i teaching about the station and capacity of animals, who have senses and feelings.
“Train your children from their earliest days to be infinitely tender and loving to animals. If an animal be sick, let the children try to heal it, if it be hungry, let them feed it, if thirsty, let them quench its thirst, if weary, let them see that it rests."

Haleene W.
Haleene W.3 years ago

It should be noted the picture of this dog alive is a stock photo, not the actual dog, not that it makes it better, but it does clarify a few questions I was having about the story.

I am not reading anymore of these that are not up to date, or have no conclusion to the story. It is just in here for shock value, it is long time gone, lets move into one of todays stories where we can actually have some effect on the outcomes.

Haleene W.
Haleene W.3 years ago

Not so sure that spray painting a dead dog is a crime, but should be treated as you would if they were spraying graffiti on a wall. Full out. The tight rope on it shows the intent to kill, those are the real culprits. People are so sick today, and spanning more sickos. We need to enact the death penalty in cases where there is no doubt do to actually being seen by the public, or videoed.
There are too many people today, and that is a really good way to cull the trash.

Tony L.
Away L3 years ago

The sick side of humanity.... so sad.

Amy Thompson
Amy Thompson3 years ago

This poor dear :'(. While spraying this dog with paint after its death is disgusting and vile, prosecuting the persons responsible for her cruel death should be of utmost importance.

Berty Jardine
Berty Jardine4 years ago


J D.
Janice D4 years ago

I hope they found the people who did this . How horrible.

Janet Nelson
Janet Nelson5 years ago

This little angel did not deserve this. I missed this story the first time around. When I saw the date of the article, I was naively hoping it had some kind of update tacked to it, saying the offenders were found and punished.