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Starving, abandoned dogs rescued from Detroit garage

Officials say dogs were chained from ceiling of garage

DETROIT – Detroit police and animal control officials rescued dogs that were chained inside an abandoned garage.

Officials said the dogs were in bad shape, and the conditions inside the garage were shocking.

The discovery was made Wednesday morning on Bulwer Street near Martin Street just south of Michigan Avenue in Southwest Detroit.

Local 4 cameras captured video of four dogs chained from the ceiling of the garage so they couldn't sit or lie down.

Detroit police said they know the house well. There was a drug raid at the home three weeks ago. Squatters were arrested inside the home, and now it appears someone was using the garage as a breeding facility, keeping the dogs in terrible conditions.

"This has been going on for a month, but the owner just found out so we are clearing this up right now as fast as we can," said Officer Robin Carver, with Detroit police.

Detroit Animal Control officials removed each dog from the garage.

Dogs were found in shocking conditions in an abandoned Detroit garage on March 27, 2019. (WDIV)
Dogs were found in shocking conditions in an abandoned Detroit garage on March 27, 2019. (WDIV)
Four dogs were found chained inside an abandoned garage on March 27, 2019. (WDIV)
Four dogs were found chained inside an abandoned garage on March 27, 2019. (WDIV)
Officials said the dogs were chained from the ceiling of the garage. (WDIV)
Officials said the dogs were chained from the ceiling of the garage. (WDIV)
Animal Control officials rescued the dogs from the abandoned garage on March 27, 2019. (WDIV)
Animal Control officials rescued the dogs from the abandoned garage on March 27, 2019. (WDIV)

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