Delta Animal Shelter

MAPLE RIDGE TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Delta County Prosecutor’s Office says it will consider charges against the owners of a puppy mill once the investigation is complete. 

On Monday Michigan State Police were dispatched to a residence in Maple Ridge Township on a report of a horse in the roadway. Troopers discovered a puppy mill on the property and seized 134 dogs. Another search warrant executed at the site resulted in the seizure of 20 horses.

All the animals were placed in the care of the Delta Animal Shelter.

ESCANABA, MI--   The Delta Animal Shelter is overwhelmed, following the discovery of a puppy mill in Maple Ridge Township.

On Monday Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post found 134 dogs at a residence—65 adults and 69 puppies. The shelter took in the dogs. Some appeared malnourished and ill.

Shelter officials say they’re unable to keep up with Facebook messages from concerned residents. Staff is focusing on providing medical care for the animals. They say the dogs and pups will be fine, but for the time being they’re scared.

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man has been arrested for torturing a puppy. 

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office says on December 20 a puppy was brought to the Delta Animal Shelter with multiple injuries. Officials who examined the animal—whom they called Buddy—determined he had been abused.

Because of the extent of the injuries Buddy had to be euthanized.

Following an investigation a warrant was issued for a 27-year-old Escanaba man. He was arrested and lodged at the Delta County Correctional Facility for torturing an animal.

Bond is set at $100,000.

RAPID RIVER, MI--    A former abused shelter dog is being hailed as a hero in Delta County, after she found a naked 3-year-old girl lying in a ditch in Rapid River.