Hemi the Dog: Found Skinned Alive, Goes Off to Die (UPDATED)
Hemi had a hard life.
Boy, it's an ugly story out of the East Texas town of Hallsville: A family dog skinned to death.
The rescue dog, named Hemi, had wandered away from his home with the Smiddy family, KTRE reported. The daughter went to let another dog out of the house, and she saw Hemi struggling back to her home, covered in blood.
"They had skinned him all the way down his back and this skin here was folded back, there was no skin on either side of him. No fur. It was just flesh," mom Jackie Smiddy told the station.
Jackie said by the time her daughter came in to get her, Hemi was gone. They believe he went to die.
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The family adopted Hemi from the Houston Humane Society, where he was taken after being found abused.
So it was a hard life that ended. Police are still searching for suspects.
See our update which, while it might not be "good" news, qualifies as "slightly better."
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