According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, there have been two confirmed cases of dogs being tied up with electrical fence wire, while a third case that was called in second hand has not been confirmed.
The first case was reported on July 22nd. A man in the 8500 block of Imlay City Road reported that his dog had been missing for about a week. He said on July 18th, he was out with his family in his yard, when he heard whimpering. He found his dog lying in long grass with its back legs tied up with fence wire. He took the dog to the vet, who told him that the dog may not have been able to get tangled up in the wire by himself and that it was suspicious.
The second case was reported Wednesday, July 30th. Again, the owner stated when he found the dog, it had its legs bound with wire and also was tied around its stomach.
Both dogs were found just off the owner’s property line. Both are expected to recover.
The third, unreported incident occurred somewhere on Foley Road.
All three cases of animal abuse are believed to have occurred within about a four mile area.
If anyone has any information regarding these animal abuse cases, please contact Detective Steve Surman at (810) 987-1727, or Detective Steve Rickert at (810) 987-1731.