DETROIT -

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) recently rescued a roaming dog in Detroit from a precarious situation that prevented him from eating, drinking, or even barking for help. A concerned passerby noticed the dog, who appeared to have a large chain link caught in his mouth, and contacted the MHS Rescue Department. The MHS Rescue team arrived on the scene and, upon closer inspection, found that the dog had a silver carabineer, generally used in mountain climbing, clamped around his bottom jaw and connected to a large chain. Not wanting to risk injury by attempting to remove the carabineer in the field, the team brought the dog to the MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care where the carabineer was safely removed.

It is not known how the carabineer became clamped on the dog’s mouth, but it is suspected that, because a heavy chain was attached, the dog may have escaped life on the end of a chain.

The dog, now called Boulder, is currently available for adoption at the MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care at 7401 Chrysler Drive. Boulder is looking forward to finding a safe, loving home – a far cry from what was likely a desolate life on the end of a chain.

See Boulder’s rescue here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J68-nu5MrQ&feature=youtu.be  

In 2012, the MHS Rescue Department came to the aid of more than 4,000 animals who were sick, injured or in immediate danger in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park. To help MHS rescue and care for more animals in need, please call 855-MHS-GIVE or donate online at www.michiganhumane.org.

The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values. For more information, visit www.michiganhumane.org.