Michigan authorities have removed an assortment of wild animals from an unlicensed rehabilitation center where the owner’s 2-year-old granddaughter had lost her arm in a “wolf-dog” attack.
Six red foxes and three coyotes were confiscated, while another 47 illegal wolf-dog crossbreeds were found on the grounds of Howling Timbers, in Muskegon.
The raid followed an investigation stemming from the August incident involving the toddler, Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources announced.
A wolf-dog hybrid bit the little girl’s arm off on July 23, when the child stuck her arm in one of the cages.
“No person should be allowed near those dogs,” conservation officer Anna Cullen said in a statement. “It’s not fair to this child who lost an arm. We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of anyone who may encounter any animal at Howling Timbers, including the health and safety of all the animals at the facility.”
The girl was the grandchild of owner Brenda