Friday, May 13, 2011

3 Dogs Shot, 2 Killed, in Detroit Neighborhood

By Robin Schwartz, WJBK

A City of Detroit employee Friday hauled away a body bag containing one of two pit bulls shot dead in people's yards on Flemming.  Bekira Rollins, the owner of the sole survivor of a malicious attack, said that teenagers with guns shot the dogs for no reason.
The dog, named Mellow, was grazed in the side.  He also has other bullet wounds.
The family didn't know where else to turn, so we called Detroit Dog Rescue and they came to the rescue, checking out Mellow's injuries.
"Grazed on the side and then it looked like a bullet wound underneath.  Some other issues also -- he's bleeding a lot through his nose, so I don't know if he has some sort of internal injury," said Monica Mathis with Detroit Dog Rescue.
With the family's permission, these volunteers, who rescue dogs on the streets, carefully carried him away for treatment.  It's probably the best chance this gunshot survivor has to recover.
We're told they were going to take Mellow straight to a vet where he'll hopefully get the life saving treatment he needs.
"He seems like a good guy.  I mean, his tail is still wagging and he must be in pain, and that just breaks your heart," Mathis said.
"It needs to stop.  What goes around comes around," Rollins said.  "If you can't keep your animals safe, what does that say about keeping yourself safe."
Police did come out to investigate, but, so far, no one has been charged.  Neighbors are hoping whoever is responsible will be caught before any more animals or people are hurt.
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