Dozens Of Dead Dogs Exposed By Melting Snow At Sprawling Detroit Park

A man walking through a park on Detroit’s west side came upon unspeakable horror: dozens of dead, frozen dogs.

Dead dogs curled into fetal positions, covered in scars and lacerations. Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) board member Nicole Litzelman said at least 28 large dogs, mostly pit bulls and Mastiff mixes, were found only when the snow started to thaw.

“Because of the heavy snowfall in the month of January, a lot of these deceased bodies were discarded there because it was easier to cover them up. Also, it was an unusually cold month where a lot of dogs froze outside or were left to starve to death,” Litzelman told WWJ’s Kathryn Larson. “This is just a small tip of the iceberg. Right now, since the snow is melting, I’m sure we’re going to find quite a few more bodies in the park.” Click here for the rest of the story.


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2 thoughts on “Dozens Of Dead Dogs Exposed By Melting Snow At Sprawling Detroit Park

  1. Michele Simons March 23, 2014 at 10:06 pm Reply

    Hope they find the bastards responsible. Michele

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  2. WA2S org (@WA2Sorg) March 26, 2014 at 8:14 pm Reply

    The World Animal Awareness Society’s American Strays Project team spent time with DAWG, a Detroit dog rescue, on Saturday March 22, as volunteers combed Rouge Park on Detroit’s west side looking for more dead and alive stray/roaming dogs.

    More about the American Strays Project here:

    Kelley LaBonty from DAWG is interviewed by Tom McPhee

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