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Investigators Suspect Dog Fighting In Case Of Pit Bulls Dumped In Washtenaw County

YPSILANTI TWP. (WWJ) - The Humane Society of Huron Valley is asking for tips in the disturbing case of several injured dogs found dumped in Washtenaw County of the past few days.

A severely wounded pit bull was discovered dumped in a stairwell of a parking structure Thursday afternoon in Ypsilanti Township. Two days ago, another dog was left tied to a stop sign in Pittsfield Township with a Tupperware container of three puppies around nine weeks old.


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(credit: Humane Society of Huron Valley)

Cruelty investigator Aaron Soyring said the dogs appear to be victims of dog fighting.

The mother dog, now nicknamed "Eve", had heavy scarring on her face, neck, chest and front legs that are consistent with dog fighting wounds — but, Soyring said, she remains very good-natured.

"She seems like she is taking really good care of her puppies," he said. "Her puppies like to harass her quite a bit and she has a really good temperament with them. She's very patient, she doesn't snap at them at all. And the puppies, overall, look like they're getting a lot of nutrients."

The dogs are currently receiving veterinary care at the Humane Society. As for what the future holds for them, Soyring said that depends.

"The dogs right now are going to have to go through a behavior analysis, so prior to any animal leaving the shelter it's going to have to be evaluated by our K-9 behavior specialists," Soyring said. "So if the animal is going to pose a threat... it's not likely going to be cleared for adoption."

Anyone who knows anything about any of these dogs or who might have witnessed anything suspicious in the vicinity of where they were found is asked to call the Humane Society of Huron Valley at 734-661-3512.

To help with the dogs' care, click here to make a donation online.

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