MASON, MI (WLNS) – An injured dog was found at a park in Lansing by an Ingham County citizen on Saturday, April 18.
The stray dog was found with his collar, a chain, embedded into his fur and skin. The person who discovered the dog at Risdale Park in the 4500 block of Pleasant Grove Road notified Ingham County Animal Control.
The shelter took in the blue, Pit bull mix and treated him. With the help of staff and a veterinarian, the chain was removed and the dog’s neck was successfully closed. ICAC says the dog is expected to make a full recovers.
“An embedded collar is the result of weeks or months of neglect with the dog in agonizing pain as their skin grows around it,” said Debby MacDonald, Michigan Humane Society, chief cruelty investigator. “This is severe neglect and the individual responsible for this watched it happen over time and did nothing. They need to face the consequences for their inaction.”
ICAC and the Michigan Humane Society have teamed up and are offering a $2,500 reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction of those responsible. To submit a tip, contact the Ingham County Animal Control through the anonymous cruelty tip line at 517-676-8376 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.*Due to the graphic nature of this incident, picture showing chain embedded into dog’s neck has been edited: