Faking with Foxy: Police say Dog Rescuer is a Fraud

BgTY5UDCUAAMGVSGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 25, 2014) — The woman who claimed she found an injured puppy in a garbage can has admitted to making the story up.

McKenzie Coleman, 18, claimed to find an eight-week-old Chihuahua-mix that was tossed into a garbage can and abandoned.

Coleman said she heard the puppy crying in the trash can near her home.  She said she cared for the puppy and named it “Foxy” until contacting Kent County Animal Control.

Now that story is changing.  According to police, Coleman admitted to lying about the dog’s circumstances.

After the story gained media attention in West Michigan and a huge wave of people offered to adopt her, police received several tips that Coleman was lying.

Foxy had one eye removed during surgery shortly after she was brought to the animal shelter.

Coleman told police she didn’t want to be perceived as a “bad person” for dropping off an injured dog at the animal shelter and that her story later “spiraled out of control.”

Police say they don’t know the true story behind Foxy and add that this is not a criminal case.


10 Comments to “Faking with Foxy: Police say Dog Rescuer is a Fraud”

    Canine Angel said:
    February 25, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    It needs to be a criminal case. How did the pup get injured in the first place????? THAT needs to be investigated!

      Tracy said:
      February 25, 2014 at 9:31 PM

      True enough as if it were an accident she would have took the dog in to get help. But she made up a lie to cover her tracks by saying she kept the dog for a week before turning him over that way anyone that seen the Dog with her would not know the difference.Everyone involved should be charged as her Mother sat right there along side her while on the news knowing she was lying .THE MOTHER DESERVES MOTHER OF THE YEAR .

    Ojibajo said:
    February 25, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    It's a criminal case if she injured that dog! She may not have but they should investigate her to make sure. I do know that people will get pets, not realizing the cost associated with having them. They get hurt or sick and they can't afford to take them to the vet so they surrender them.

    Carla P said:
    February 25, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Has Foxy been adopted yet? Does she have a home??

      BarbR said:
      February 25, 2014 at 9:51 PM

      According to the news reports the list of adopters has been narrowed to 20, but I don't think the pup has been adopted. WOODTV has a cute video of the pup playing with a cat at KCAC

    Tracy said:
    February 25, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    When last checked filing a false police report is a crime and injuring a animal is also a CRIME !! why no charges? People knew she had the dog it got hurt some how and she lied to authority's .People dont realize inimical control personal are officers.If she hurt this animal or knows who did she is guilty just as bad as the people that hurt the 2 dogs that were found dead.

    Woof Woof said:
    February 26, 2014 at 3:19 AM

    Well, here I am Animal abusers…come abuse me…I dare you….Buster

    Sherrill Phillion said:
    February 26, 2014 at 3:59 AM

    I think she put her time in at the animal shelter. And see all the real things that happen to dogs.

    Daybo said:
    March 13, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Daybo be tinking day was ussing dat dare dog fo da dog fites.

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