Meet "River," recovering dog thrown into river with rock tied to

Meet "River," recovering dog thrown into river with rock tied to leg

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DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (MyFox Detroit) -

Police in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights are investigating an animal cruelty case, in which a dog was thrown into the Rouge River with a rock tied to his leg.

Dearborn Heights received a call Monday evening from an anonymous person who saw the dog in the river near the intersection of Warren Road and Outer Drive. Officers were able to pull the dog out the river.

The dog did not appear injured, so officers got help from Dearborn Police's after hours animal control officers. The dog was then taken to the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

The dog, now named "River," is recovering.

VIDEO: Fox 2's Erika Erickson talks to workers at the shelter

The shelter is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person involved in this animal cruelty case. To contact the shelter, call (313) 943-2697.

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