A group of Daily Tribune and Macomb Daily employees was dogged in its effort to help out some canine neighbors.
Inspired by a video that depicted the plight of some 50,000 stray dogs roaming the streets and neighborhoods of Detroit, the employees banded together.
Nearly a month later, the workers are about to turn over more than 330 pounds of food and dozens of leashes, collars and other items to an organization formed to help the animals.
“I watched the video and posted it on my Facebook page,” said Michael Muszall, director of circulation for the newspapers. “I found it quite compelling. The sheer number (50,000 strays) is incredible.”
Word spread quickly among the newspaper’s employees, Muszall said, until somebody hatched a plan to collect items that could make the dogs’ lives a bit easier.