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This Was Where She Lived Before They Found Her

Katie Krupp is no stranger to seeing strays linger around Detroit's east side. But on Monday, she ran into a surprise during her commute to work: a dog living inside the remains of a burned-out, abandoned house.

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Lying alone on a mattress in what used to be an attic, the white pit bull stood out. Krupp was quick to call the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue to help save him from the unstable structure, local news outlet WXYZ reported.

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Theresa Sumpter, director of the Detroit Pit Crew, worked with volunteers to get the frightened dog to safety.

The rescue, however, was easier said than done. "I thought my heart was going to pound out of my chest when I saw her run near the edge of the roof like she was going to jump," Sumpter told The Dodo.

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

After a long 45 minutes, the rescue was complete - both the pit bull and the volunteers were able to make it out of the dangerous home safely.

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

The pit bull, a female who's thought to be around 16 months old, has since been named Juno.

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Krupp told WXYZ that she's already in love with the dog and is considering adopting her.

"Juno is doing great now - she is currently at an animal hospital receiving care," Sumpter said, adding that she was unsure how long Juno had lived in the abandoned home.

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue

After Juno is all cleared health-wise, she will be put up for adoption and join a forever family - within the confines of a proper, much cozier house.

If you're interested in supporting the work of the Detroit Pit Crew, consider making a donation here. Want to adopt an animal in need? Get started at Adopt-a-Pet.com.