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September 18, 2013

Reward Offered in Detroit for Brutal Attack on Dog

Community demands justice for dog recovering from serious wounds

The Michigan Humane Society, Providing for Paws

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Cruelty Investigation Department, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and Providing for Paws are offering a combined $8,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for allegedly trying to skin a rat terrier alive and stabbing it on Woodmere Street on Detroit’s Southwest Side.

The dog was found Thursday, September 12, and reported to the Detroit Police Department. Providing for Paws was called to retrieve her and they are now providing medical care in the hopes that she can make a full recovery.

MHS, which is pursuing the cruelty investigation, is asking anyone with information or who may have witnessed this vicious act to contact the MHS Hotline at (313) 872-3401.

The goal of Providing for Paws is to help keep animals in their family homes by providing food for family pets in need, as well as to lessen the homeless pet population by promoting spay and neuter for companion animals. For more information, visit www.providingforpaws.org.

The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, offers $5,000 rewards in animal cruelty cases across the country and works to strengthen laws against animal cruelty.  Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty – on the Web at humanesociety.org.

The Michigan Humane Society works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values. For more information, visit www.michiganhumane.org.

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