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Photos: Starving dog spotted on roof of abandoned Detroit home

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This photo was sent to FOX 2 showing the dog sitting on the roof of the abandoned home. This photo was sent to FOX 2 showing the dog sitting on the roof of the abandoned home.

DETROIT (WJBK) -- Photos sent to FOX 2 show an emaciated dog sitting on the roof of an abandoned home on the city's east side.

FOX 2's Amy Lange went to the home near Coleman A. Young International Airport Wednesday and reports the dog named Roxy was freezing, starving and barely surviving.

Members of Detroit Dog Rescue were called to the scene and were able to feed Roxy and get her comfortable before taking her away.

Turns out, DDR had been to this house over the summer. The dog was being cared for back then, but obviously not now.

"The owner lives next door. This is basically an abandoned home that he's turned into a dog house for his dog," says Dante Dasaro of DDR.

Art, a neighbor, says the dog belongs to a friend who dropped the dog off, and that he's been trying to look after her. He told the rescue group the dog's name was Roxy, and agreed to let DDR take her into their care.

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