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Dog with brick tied to leg rescued from Mich. river, $6K reward offered for suspect's capture, report says

A dog was rescued from the Rouge River in Mich. after someone threw the animal with a brick tied to his leg. Police are looking for the suspect. CBS Detroit

This Labrado-retriever was rescued from the Rouge River in Mich. after someone threw the animal inbto the the river with a brick tied to its leg, according to police.
CBS Detroit

(CBS) DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. - A reward of $6,000 is being  offered for information leading to the conviction of the person who tried to drown a dog in Michigan's Rouge River, according to CBS Detroit.

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The station reports Dearborn Heights police received a call August 26 about a dog in the Rouge River with a brick tied to his leg. Police responded to the scene and rescued the Labrador-retriever they've nicknamed nicknamed "River."

Elaine Greene, director of the Dearborn Animal Shelter, said in a statement that the person who threw the defenseless dog in the river should be considered dangerous.

The animal, who is believed to be about 2 years old, was taken to an animal shelter where he will eventually go up for adoption, according to CBS Detroit.

The Humane Society of the United States reportedly offered $5,000 in addition to the $1,000 reward offered by the Dearborn Animal Shelter for the conviction of whoever is responsible in the case.

  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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