Detroit Dog Rescue searching for man after employees find small dog frozen to death outside office

Security footage shows man dropping off dog

DETROIT - Security cameras showed the moment a man dropped a dog off outside Detroit Dog Rescue's office before it was discovered frozen to death Tuesday morning.

A man driving this van left a dog outside the Detroit Dog Rescue in frigid temperatures. (WDIV)

The man was seen walking across the street and dropping off the Pomeranian mix in a cage. The dog's toenails were overgrown and the animal had fleas that were frozen to its body.

"Every part of this dog was frozen. We are just sending a reminder warning that it's too cold to leave your dog outside for any length of time," DDR Executive Director Kristina Rinaldi said.

The rescue is searching for the man. Anyone with information is asked to call 313-458-8014 or email

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