Monday, January 23, 2017

Michigan: Realtor loses job after calling police to help abandoned dog in vacant Lincoln Park home

MICHIGAN -- A local real estate agent says an attempt to help a couple find their dream home turned into a nightmare because of what they discovered in the basement of that home.

What they found was a Chihuahua surrounded by a cage and laying it in own feces.

That prompted her to call police and, believe it or not, that realtor lost her job because of it.

Alison Reedy has been a realtor for six years and says never has she seen what she saw in the basement of a Lincoln Park home.

Reedy snapped a picture of the Chihuahua alone surrounded by feces in a cage.

Reedy says the home is listed as vacant - meaning no one is currently living there and that prompted to her call the listing agent.


Reedy told the news station that she first called the listing agent for the home, who told her that the home’s owner had to move into an apartment and could not take the dog.

“It was appalling,” Reedy said in an interview. “The lack of compassion in the situation, it really just pulled at my heart.”

Once she realized that the dog had been abandoned, Reedy called police. The Lincoln Park Police Department responded and turned the dog over to animal control officers.

The Chihuahua, - according to Lincoln Park police, was taken to animal control.

Benjamin Dillon was thinking about buying the home. He says he expected the home needed work, but was shocked to see a dog living there alone in the cold.

7 Action News left messages with the listing real estate agent.  We also tried to contact the owner, but our calls were not returned.

Reedy, who said she has been a Realtor for six years, told the news station that she lost her job after the incident because she failed to call her boss before she called police. She said she also violated an ethics policy at her company for sharing the situation on social media.

She said she has no regrets.

“I don’t care, I really don’t. I have a better opportunity,” Reedy told WXYZ.

As for the Chihuahua, we spoke to an officer inside the Lincoln Park Police Department who confirmed the dog was taken to animal control.

That officer also says the homeowner could be charged with animal abuse.

(Fox47 - Jan 20, 2017)

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  1. In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt