Suspect wanted for tossing dog from car
Officials are asking for the public’s help in finding the person who threw a dog from a car earlier this month in Mount Clemens.
Around 3:45 p.m. March 1, witnesses called emergency after seeing an injured dog on northbound Gratiot in Mount Clemens, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and the Macomb County Animal Division.
Officials initially thought that the dog, likely a Shih Tzu mix, had been hit by a passing car.
As the Macomb County Animal Division investigated the case, it determined that the dog was thrown from the passenger side window of “dark-colored, hatch-back style sedan.”
The dog, a 2-year-old male, had a broken pelvis among other injuries.
At the time of the incident, the sedan was sitting in the center lane of northbound on Gratiot between Kibbee and Robertson, officials said.
Camera surveillance footage captured images of the vehicle as it pulled into a post office parking lot.
“The Sheriff’s Department is hopeful that by combining the photograph of the dog along with the pictures of the suspect vehicle, that someone may be able provide the Sheriff’s Office or the Macomb County Animal Control Division with the identity of the driver or of the dog owner so that the investigation can be completed and charges brought,” officials wrote in a release Wednesday.
The dog is being cared for in a foster home, said Chief Animal Control Officer Jeff Randazzo on the Macomb County Animal Control Facebook page.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Dave Crabtree at the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office at (586) 307-9456 or the Macomb County Animal Division at (586) 469-5115.