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Ace The Dog

  • Birth unknown Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 10 Nov 2011 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 80207005

Ace the dog was a Pit Bull discovered after he wandered into a Detroit area Ace hardware store on November 4, 2011. He was thin and obviously had been either neglected or lost. He also had, what appeared to be, some type of wound/marking (as if a chain had been around his neck).

He was taken in by Animal Control (Detroit) and a number of animal lovers and rescue groups offered to take Ace, take care of him, and give/find him a home. Animal Control had refused.

This has been a HUGE controversy in the Detroit area and claims had been made that he was put down and an alternate picture (a different dog resembling Ace) had been shown. It became so heated one day at Animal Control that police had to be called. A judge ordered that no other dog resembling Ace could be euthanized until a hearing next Wednesday (November 16th).

It was released today that Ace the dog has been euthanized, though, it's not clear when. Many people and rescue groups have speculated he was euthanized shortly after being taken into Animal Control.

This is from the person who owns the hardware:

"Dear Ace, you came into my lobby, crouched behind my door and stared blankly at the wall, shaking. I could see your pain - I fed you, warmed you and you rewarded me by finally looking into my eyes, and for a moment, we shared your pain. I reached for the phone, thinking that I could find you a better life... Instead I sent you to your death. Please forgive me. You did not die in vain, nor will you be forgotten. This I promise you. Your last but far from only friend." - Mark


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  • Originally Created by: a84c72
  • Added: 10 Nov 2011
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