UPDATE: Rescued from the Pet Station Pet Store in Dearborn Heights
It Has Been a Long Road to Recovery for These Animals
A few weeks ago, we told you about the Pet Station, a pet store in Dearborn Heights that was raided by a combined team of Michigan Humane Society Cruelty Investigators and law enforcement officials. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office is currently pursuing dozens of counts of animal cruelty charges against the owner and operator of the Pet Station, and as this progresses, we will certainly keep you updated. However, we’d like to take this opportunity to tell you about how some of the animals from the Pet Station are doing today.
This is Cam. She is a 3-year-old long-haired Dachshund who came to us a new mom! The pet store was no place to raise her puppies, sitting in filth and with barely enough to eat, but she persevered as best she could. We brought her to the MHS Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland and gave her and her pups a full examination to make sure they were none the worse for wear. Today, Cam and her puppies are in a loving forever home, far away from the memory of the neglect they suffered.
This is Dudley. He is a 3-month-old Wheaten Terrier who unfortunately suffers from some behavioral issues, possibly as result of his stay at the Pet Station. He is skittish and fearful, and tends to be a bit mouthy when interacting with people. Dudley has been receiving care and socialization in the MHS In-Home Heroes foster program for more than a month now, and already has a wonderful adopter lined up!
This gerbil (right) and these parakeets (below) represent the dozens of small feathered and furry critters that were also taken from the Pet Station. Of the more than 200 animals seized, fewer than 20 were dogs – the rest ranged from gerbils, hamsters, birds and mice to snakes and tarantulas. We worked with rescue groups to place the snakes and tarantulas, but we need homes for our other friends! Dozens of MHS staffers are currently fostering these animals in preparation for a series of June adoption events called TGIFFFF: Thank Goodness it’s Furry and Feathered Friend Fridays!
Each Friday in June, the MHS Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care, the MHS Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland and the MHS off-site adoption facility at Petco Sterling Heights will host these adoption events, featuring our furry and feathered friends. Make sure you stop by!
It has been a long road for these animals, but thanks to your help, they have a second chance at life. Your donations are what keeps us going and what ensures that we will be there when more animals are in need. Thanks again for all you do.