The owners were home, but they refused to speak to the rescue team. So the neighbor went inside and convinced the owners to surrender the dog to Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue.
Oddly enough, the owners had another dog — and this dog was allowed inside the house.
“[The neighbor] opened the door to show me that the other dog was inside, and she said that [the owner] didn’t want the dog that was outside anymore and they were just going to leave it out there,” Sumpter said. “So I went ahead and said, ‘Yes, we’ll take the dog. She’s obviously injured and she’s cold and she can’t be out in this weather.’”