Rescue holding fundraiser, meet-and-greet for 'Patty' dog found skinned alive

(WXYZ) - A fundraiser will be held for the Patty dog found skinned alive on Detroit's southwest side last September.

Patty was found skinned from the back of her neck to her ears in southwest Detroit. 

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."

Providing for Paws, the animal rescue organization, took care of Patty and is now holding a fundraiser and meet-and-greet for the pooch. Patty's coming out party will be held on Saturday, February 1 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the person who abused Patty. 

Donations toward Patty's care can be made online at


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