UPDATE 9/18/13: The reward has been increased to 8,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for skinning and stabbing a Patty on Woodmere Street on Detroit’s Southwest Side.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this vicious act, please contact MHS Hotline at (313) 872-3401.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who committed a horrific act of torture to a helpless dog.
Discovered in Southwest Detroit by a resident on Thursday was an approximately 4-year-old female Rat Terrier, now named Patty, who was bleeding where dead skin was hanging from being skinned from the back of her neck to her ears. This portion of skin will probably not be able to be reattached. WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC PICTURES.
She also had stab wounds on her side that luckily didn't damage any internal organs.
When animal rescue group Providing for Paws was called by Detroit police, they found what they called the worst case of abuse they had ever seen.
"This was not an accident. The cuts are perfect and deliberate. Someone owned and loved this dog. Her nails are painted." ~ Joanne Dixon, Providing For Paws
Patty is currently in surgery at an Ann Arbor veterinary hospital in critical but stable condition and is expected to recover. She will receive the best of care and be kept as comfortable as possible with pain medication, and lots of love, but that does not take away from the suffering she endured. Anyone interested in donating to her care can do so here.
If you have any information about this disturbing act of cruelty, please contact Providing for Paws at (734) 765-8989.
Please don't protect anyone who could intentionally do this to an innocent, trusting animal. They don't deserve your silence - they deserve to be prosecuted. Speaking up can be the key to prevent this from happening to another animal.
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