Roseville Walmart helps fundraise for dog found chained behind store, other dogs


ROSEVILLE, Mich. – A Walmart in Roseville is helping raise money for an injured dog found chained behind the store last week.

The store, in association with Hopeful Heart Animal Rescue and 4 Paws 1 Heart, will host a fundraising event Saturday, Jan. 31 to help raise money for medical costs. Other dogs in need of homes will be at the fundraiser.

Hopeful Heart Animal Rescue will be accepting the donations, which will be matched by the Walmart.

Where: Walmart
28804 Gratiot Avenue
Roseville, MI

When: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 (Dogs will be there between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

The dog, nicknamed Courtney by rescuers, has needed several surgeries including the amputation of her leg. Rescuers said she chewed off her own paw to escape being chained up at another location about a week before being found behind the Walmart.

Courtney is in foster care while healing.

Surveillance video from the Walmart on Jan. 19 shows two men in a Chrysler 200 pulling behind the store, where they chained and left the dog. Walmart employees found the dog chained and freezing.

There is an active investigation underway to find the men in the video.

"There is enough clarity within the video to show that two black males got out, took the dog out, chained it to the fence, and then just drove off," said Roseville Police Chief James Berlin.