DETROIT – The Michigan Humane Society's Cruelty Investigation Department is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for burning three dogs alive in a Westland home after a burglary on Tuesday.
MHS said the fire happened in the 38000 block of Warren Road at about 2 p.m.
“This crime is despicable on many levels,” said Matthew Pepper, MHS president and CEO. “Not only was a family robbed of their belongings and displaced by a fire, they have to suffer the loss of their three beloved dogs. The dogs were trapped with no way to escape and suffered greatly before ultimately perishing.”
MHS said they are working with the Westland fire department on the case.
"This was a truly tragic situation and we urge the public to come forward with any information regarding this crime," Westland Mayor William Wild said.
Anyone with information on the burglary or fire is asked to contact the Westland Fire Marshall at 734- 467-3260.