Neglected Dog Rescued From Sewer Drain

By: News 10
By: News 10

Someone shoved a young pit bull puppy in a sewer this week--- and Ingham County Animal Control is hoping you might know who did it.

It happened early Monday afternoon in Lansing, in the Princeton Street area. Witnesses told officers they saw a teen with the dog on a leash a few hours before. Witnesses describe him as a black male, about 6-feet tall with a thin build, who may go by the name "Keith".

The dog was very weak, had sores all over its body and was extremely thin and dehydrated when city maintenance crews pulled him from the sewer drain.

Animal control tells us he's already starting to improve, but he's got a long road of recovery ahead of him because of his skin condition.

If you know anything that can help Animal Control find the persona responsible, call 517-676-8370 or 517-676-8376 with information.


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  • by Kris Location: Lansing on Aug 24, 2012 at 04:15 AM
    Thanks to the CITY OF LANSING'S SEWER DEPARTMENT who never seem to get recognition for there hard work and dedication to the community.
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      by Tammie on Aug 24, 2012 at 08:47 AM in reply to Kris
      You're right Kris! Kudos to the Lansing Sewer Department. They are the nameless in a sea of many that support our city's infrastructure. But as long as everything is running smoothly, we don't think about what goes on to maintain our streets and lighting, sewers, sidewalks and so much more. I guess more people were concerned about the dog in the story and not taking into account the method by which he was rescued. Again, Kudos to the sewer department for rescuing the little guy.
  • by Jennifer Location: DeWitt on Aug 23, 2012 at 08:39 PM
    I would have enjoyed taking this puppy in, instead of letting them ut it in the sewer. Even though my father doesn't want dogs, i bet i can break that with that puppy, I would love him as long as he lived.
  • by Dede Location: Lansing on Aug 23, 2012 at 07:59 PM
    I just don't get it... why would someone do something so cruel when there are so many places to drop off the dog if they didn't want it anymore? I agree that there has to be tougher laws to punish these cowards.
  • by Wayne Location: Lansing on Aug 23, 2012 at 06:55 PM
    Some turd who thought he could man up by owning a Pit failed at his man obligation.
  • by Tammie Location: Lansing on Aug 23, 2012 at 06:53 PM
    B*stard! This owner needs to be found and prosecuted. This little guy was at one time a beautiful puppy. Although, I have faith that he will again be beautiful, he still had to go through this tragic time in his life. This is getting to be all too common. It's time to take a stand. If you see a dog that is being starved, left out in the weather (hot or cold), seems sickly, or has sores all over it, please, please, please report it to the authorities.
  • by Lucy Location: east lansing on Aug 23, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    This story just makes me sick to my stomach. I hope they find whoever did this and punish them to the fullest extent of the law. We need tougher animal cruelty laws now!
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