April - 2020
Our goal is to rescue stray dogs of any breed off the streets of Detroit that are injured, sick or that are in imminent danger and need immediate medical attention.


Earlier this month our crew got a call about a dog wandering the streets of Detroit severely injured and emaciated. We rushed to the location and we were horrified and heartbroken to see the condition of the dog, now named Violet. She had too many bite wounds, both old and new, to even count and many of which were severely infected. Violet was cowering in the corner of an open garage looking both sad and terrified. We slowly secured Violet and then rushed to an emergency veterinary hospital for care where it was determined that she is also heartworm positive.

We know that dog fighting is rampant in Detroit and by our observation of Violet’s wounds and her lack of care we believe that she may have been the victim of this illegal activity which preys upon the innocent.

The good news is…..Violet’s horrible life on the streets of Detroit, being abused and mistreated, is over. We know that one day soon, the memory of the trauma Violet has endured at the hands of her abusers will fade away and be replaced with the reality of her brand new wonderful life, with a family in a home that she deserves.

We want to thank everyone who has donated towards Violet’s expensive veterinary bills and who has sent us messages of hope and encouragement for this precious girl. For those that would like to donate towards her ongoing care please go to Detroitpitcrew.com or donations can be mailed to Detroit Pit Crew P.O. Box 3111, Center Line, MI 48015. 

With Sincere Gratitude…..
Theresa Sumpter
Executive Director
We are excited to announce we are participating in the first #GivingTuesday in 2020, one week from today, May 5 th

All donations to Detroit Pit Crew between now and #GivingTuesday , up to $5,000.00 are being matched by one of our special donors.

Our important work to help the destitute dogs of Detroit is dependent on the generosity of our supporters and we can’t thank you all enough for your help. Donations can be made by visiting Detroitpitcrew.com or mailed to P.O. Box 3111, Center Line, MI 48015

Meet Sprout ...
We were contacted by kindhearted Detroit Police officers regarding this poor puppy they found laying in a field on Detroit's Westside. He has a severe case of mange and a significant secondary skin infection. Stay tuned to see Sprout's progress! Follow us on Facebook to see updates!
Special rescues during the month of April
thrown out of a car pregnant
hit by a car & heartworm positive
severe wound to his belly
severe injury to his front leg
hit by a car
extremely emaciated & with serious skin condition
hit by a car & suffered substantial injuries
rescued from being used by dog fighters
severely matted
extremely emaciated
extremely emaciated with neurological issues
emaciated & found digging in trash for food

The World Health Organization advises that there is   no evidence to suggest that dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus, COVID-19 According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, "it is very unlikely a person would contract COVID-19 by touching or playing with pets".

REMEMBER: Pets can reduce stress, anxiety and depression during these hard times. Use any extra time at home to bond and be close with your animals. Yes, you can walk your pets while you self-quarantine! Be sure to keep six feet between you and others while enjoying some fresh air outside.

Many rescues, like us, are looking for foster families because being quarantined at home can be a great time to foster dogs.  Click here if you are interested in fostering for us!
Oreo's rescue was definitely a heart pounding adventure. He was running in and out of traffic on a very busy road in Detroit. After an hour or more of sweet talk, 6 hamburgers & 40 chicken nuggets we finally convinced him to go for a ride with us!
This is Oreo now! He doesn't even look like the same dog from the picture of the day he was rescued. We removed 3 lbs. of hair from his poor little body and now he is feeling great! Oreo's is looking forward to his much better life off the streets.
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