Dog Skinned Alive In ‘Deliberate’ Act Of Animal Cruelty

CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – It was a brutal act of animal cruelty: A dog, found in southwest Detroit, had been stabbed and skinned alive.

The small Jack Russell terrier mix is being cared for Friday in Ann Arbor, after being rescued by Detroit police and “Providing for Paws,” a rescue group based in Garden City.

When she was found Thursday afternoon by a resident — on the 2800 block of Woodmere Street, across from Patton Park — the 10-pound dog had a large patch of fur cleanly skinned from her neck and a stab wound to her side.

“Her skin is hanging off the side her body and is clean-cut from the back of her neck to her ears. This was not an accident. The cuts are perfect and deliberate,” said Providing for Paws president and founder Joanne Dixon.

“We don’t understand who would do this or why,” Dixon told WWJ Newsradio 950. “And any leads we can get…

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