UPDATE: Suspect in custody in Lansing area dog case

UPDATE (10:56 a.m.) – An official with Eaton County Animal Control tells 6 News a suspect is in custody in connection with the dog cruelty case.

The suspect is already in custody in Midland County on multiple charges from other parts of the state.

Julia Willson of the Capital Area Humane Society confirms the information and adds that the rescued pitbull has been named Zuri.

The dog is doing very well and is under veterinary care today.

This story is developing and will be updated online and on 6 News.

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Take a good look at the picture of the dog and see if you recognize her.

According to a Facebook post by the Capital Area Humane Society she was found on June 20, in the area of Strange Highway and M-100, south of Grand Ledge.

CAHS is working with Eaton County Animal Control to find the person responsible for the dog’s condition.

She is a young, female Pitbull mix that appears to have been recently nursing puppies.

Her injuries suggest that her mouth was tethered closed for an extended period of time.

She was also found without any identification.

CAHS is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

If you have any information please contact Eaton County Animal Control at (517) 543-5755.

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