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Case ID: 19218
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (pit-bull)
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Monday, Jan 9, 2012

County: Genesee

Disposition: Open

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

Neighbors awoke to a disturbing sight, a dog standing on her hind legs tied to an upper porch railing.

The railing of the Greater Bible Way Church on the east side of Flint.

It appeared that she had been in that position for some time as her paws where bloody and raw.

"My brother he undid her. I held her while he got her collar off and we tied her to the bottom railing and got her food and water," said good Samaritan Jeremi Warren.

"She was almost frozen to death. I got some blankets under her and covered her up with another blanket," neighbor Lloyd Elmer said.

You might think dropping off an unwanted animal at a church might be the right thing to do, but the folks at The Genesee County Humane Society say that a church might not be the best place to leave an animal.

"The last thing anybody should do with an unwanted pet or animal is to abandoned it. It's not going to survive for very long," stated Dawn Johnson, Genesee County Humane Society.

Instead, officials say there are places to take unwanted dogs like rescue groups or one of the many shelters in the area.

Genesee County Animal Control arrived and rescued the dog just before noon on Monday.

She's in their care now.

One gentleman told me, "If you can't take care of a dog, take it to somebody who can."

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