Saturday, January 22, 2011

Another Case of Animal Abuse in Lansing

From WLNS

An Ingham County Animal Control officer found the dog at Ingham Park on friday.
A neighbor noticed an abandoned cage and made a call to have an officer check it out.
The officer arrived and found the dog inside a kennel, frozen to death.
Ingham County Animal Control officials are now trying to figure out who owned the animal.
The dog is a brown and white young pit-bull with a blue leather collar with silver studs.
There is a $300 reward for any information that leads to the person or people responsible for abandoning the animal.
If you have tips about this case, you can call Ingham County Animal Control at 517-676-8376 or 517-676-8375. You can also email them at jmcaloon@ingham.org

Update January 24, 2011 12:08pm - The following article is John Schneider, Lansing State Journal:
 
Pit bull found brutalized, frozen to death in Lansing

 Another brutalized pit bull was discovered caged, dead and frozen Friday afternoon at Ingham Park, south of Dwight Rich Middle School in Lansing.
This case of cruelty, along with last week’s incident in which a pit bull was found beaten, hog tied and left for dead in a wooded lot in north Lansing, makes Ingham County Animal Control Director Jamie McAloon Lampman ask, “What’s going on …?”
And these aren’t the only cases worrying McAloon.
“This has been one of the most emotionally challenging years at Animal Control … due to the nature of the heinous neglect and abuse cases we are dealing with …”
The dog found Friday was a brown-and-white young pit bull with a blue leather collar with silver studs.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who perpetrated the cruelty, who could face felony charges.
The reward was initially $300 — financed by the Ingham County Animal Cruelty Fund — but citizens came forward to add $700.
David McCardel of Williamston pitched in $500, saying “We need to loosen some lips.”

Update January 26, 2010 8:47am - The following article is from WLNS:
 
New Reward for Information Leading to Frozen Dog Owner

The reward for information leading to whoever let a dog freeze to death is now at $2,000.
Officials say it's now the highest reward offered in Ingham County for an animal abuse case.
Last Friday the dog was found frozen to death in a cage at Ingham Park in Lansing.
The dog is a brown and white young pit-bull with a silver studded blue leather collar.
If you can help track down whoever is responsible, call Ingham County Animal Control at 517-676-8376 or 517-676-8375.  You can also email jmcaloon@ingham.org.

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