Ann Arbor, MI (December 18, 2020) — A woman who regularly walks her dog in Ypsilanti’s Peninsular Park was startled to see a dead puppy off the side of a floating dock last Thursday night. She contacted the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV).

Upon investigation, a Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) Field Agent found not one, but three deceased puppies. The puppies were found at the edge of the river, just off the side of the floating dock past the main parking area; and a deceased iguana was discovered a little further out in the water. The cause of death is currently unknown. The iguana is estimated to be less than a year old, and the puppies just a few days old. They appear to be pit bull or pit bull mix dogs; two are grey and white females; the other, a brown male.

Anyone with information on the dead animals is asked to call HSHV’s Cruelty and Rescue Department at 734-661-3512 or report online at All tips will be investigated.


About The Humane Society of Huron Valley:

The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies solely on the generosity of our supporters to provide critical community programs and services. HSHV is an award-winning organization, recognized for our best practices and highest animal “save-rate” among all similar shelters in Michigan. Charity Navigator, the nation’s top charity evaluator, awarded HSHV a 4-star ranking, the highest possible. The mission of HSHV is to promote the loving, responsible care of all animals in our community. HSHV is not affiliated with any other humane organization and does not receive funding from the United Way. More information can be found on HSHV’s website ( and on our annual report (