Meet "River," recovering dog thrown into river with rock tied to - FOX 13 News

Meet "River," recovering dog thrown into river with rock tied to leg

Posted: Updated:
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (MyFox Detroit) -

Police in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights are investigating an animal cruelty case, in which a dog was thrown into the Rouge River with a rock tied to his leg.

Dearborn Heights received a call Monday evening from an anonymous person who saw the dog in the river near the intersection of Warren Road and Outer Drive. Officers were able to pull the dog out the river.

The dog did not appear injured, so officers got help from Dearborn Police's after hours animal control officers. The dog was then taken to the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

The dog, now named "River," is recovering.

VIDEO: Fox 2's Erika Erickson talks to workers at the shelter

The shelter is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person involved in this animal cruelty case. To contact the shelter, call (313) 943-2697.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Man accused of calling taxi to move a body

    Man accused of calling taxi to move a body

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:20:50 GMT
    A mother is struggling with the fact that her 21-year-old daughter lost her battle with drug addiction, and then she learns the despicable lengths two people went to get rid of her child's body.
    A mother is struggling with the fact that her 21-year-old daughter lost her battle with drug addiction, and then she learns the despicable lengths two people went to get rid of her child's body.
  • Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:03:32 GMT
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.

  • Power outage numbers across southeast Michigan

    Power outage numbers across southeast Michigan

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:09:28 GMT
    As of 9 p.m., DTE has restored power to 103,000 of the customers impacted by the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon. Approximately 83,000 customers are out of power.
    As of 9 p.m., DTE has restored power to 103,000 of the customers impacted by the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon. Approximately 83,000 customers are out of power.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices