REWARD: $1,000 offered for information in dog skinned, stabbed case

(WXYZ) - A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the case of a dog found skinned alive on Detroit's southwest side Thursday.

Patty was found skinned from the back of her neck to her ears in southwest Detroit. She is in serious but stable condition at the Emergency Veterinarian Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Timothy Williams found Patty on his front porch. He says he couldn't believe what he saw.

"It was literally cut from shoulder to shoulder around. It was a perfect cut."

Williams wrapped her up in a blanket and held her.

"She was in shock. She was shivering," he says.

His neighbor called Detroit Police after they noticed Patty walking around outside near Patton Park with a large patch of fur hanging off of her bleeding neck. The pictures are too graphic to post. 

"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 Joanne Dixon of Providing For Paws in a press release. "Someone owned and  loved this dog. Her nails are painted."
Anyone who believes Patty may be their lost or stolen pet or has information about her injuries should contact
Providing For Paws at 734-765-8989.
Donations toward Patty's care can be made online at


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