Dog chained to fence, left to die behind Roseville Walmart

Roseville police are in need of help in finding out who chained a dog to a fence behind a Walmart and left the dog there to die.

Police say the incident happened January 19 around 7 p.m.

The suspects, both described as black men in their early 20's drove to the back of the Walmart store located at 12 mile and Gratiot.

Once behind the store, the suspects exited their dark colored Chrysler 200 with a small brown and white dog. The suspects then chained the dog to a fence in the way and fled the area.

Police found the dog with a metal cable wrapped around its right rear leg, with the cable embedded into the dog's leg down to the bone.

In an apparent effort to escape the pain and suffering caused by the cable embedded into her leg the dog (who has since been named Courtney) chewed off her own paw. This effort was unsuccessful as the cable was embedded above the area where the dog was able to reach.

Roseville Animal control took custody of the animal and it was taken to an animal hospital where with the help of Four Paws One Heart Animal Rescue emergency surgery was performed on Courtney. 

Unfortunately Courtney's right rear leg had to be amputated in order to save her. Currently Courtney is being cared for by A Hopeful Heart Animal Rescue until she is healthy enough to be adopted. 

On Monday, Guardians for Animals announced they are offering a $1000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Courtney's injuries and abandonment.  

If you have any information, please call Roseville police.    

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