DETROIT (AP) — Mayor Dave Bing's office has denied a Discovery Channel request to chronicle the lives of stray dogs in Detroit by filming them and attaching small cameras to the animals.
Film office chief Sommer Woods tells The Detroit Free Press for a story Thursday that the city's job is to capture strays which "become the property of the City of Detroit."
Woods also says strays often live in abandoned buildings owned by the city. Film crews must get permission to enter.
The Discovery Channel has qualified for a state tax credit and continues to pursue a deal with the city.
Bing ordered a ban last year on reality television crews tagging along with police after crews were present on a raid in which a 7-year-old girl was shot and killed.
Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com