March 17, 2012

JUSTICE FOR HEMI -- Dachshund Skinned Alive


"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated
Mahatma Gandhi


Dearest friends,

Something tragic happened in Texas several days ago to 2 rescued dachshunds and I have been too devestated to talk about it. The image of Hemi is still in my mind. Such Evil in this world, I am still in a state of shock. I keep asking myself.......WHY? How can something so horrifying happen here, or anywhere for that matter. ATDR received an e-mail that was sent to a dachshund rescue rescue group and then forwared to all of us to be on the ALERT, but it is something that could happened to any breed.

Below is the e-mail.

From: Kim Kilmer
To: Schultz Senior Dachshund Rescue / Sanctuary ;
Subject: [Schultz Senior Dachshund Rescue / Sanctuary]

Dear Friends,

Today I ask for prayers for Dachshunds in Texas that were family pets, and were later found skinned alive. Both dogs survived their injuries; both dogs were later euthanized because of their severity. I will be asking Sussie to start a chip-in for the medical bills left behind, as well as networking to help make other Dachshund rescuers and owners aware of this new-found "trend" of the sickos out there, who can't find anything better to do with their time than cause undue pain and unbearable suffering to the breed we so love.

Please hug your Dachshunds tight today, on behalf of the two dogs in Texas....they were 2 separate cases.....I will not be forwarding their photos at this time after injuries, as I have not been able to stop crying since I saw is just heartbreaking.

Rest in peace, little ones, and I pray that the authorities will not "rest" until they find your abusers....

FACEBOOK LINK TO "JUSTICE FOR HEMI.........!/pages/Justice-for-HEMI/119820401475952

REWARD offered for good tip on suspect responsible for skinning dog.
By Samantha Jordan

UPDATE: A reward is being set up for whoever mutilated an East Texas family's dog.
People from New York to Florida have joined the Facebook page, "Justice for Hemi."

Hemi was skinned alive earlier this week near his home in Rusk County, where he later died from those injuries.

Several people on the page say they are willing to donate money to make sure whoever did this is caught.

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A family wants answers after finding their dog mutilated in an East Texas neighborhood. The dog, named Hemi, was found Monday around 3:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Lansing Lane in Hallsville.

Hemi's owner, Jackie Smiddy, says she is devastated and wants the person responsible for killing her dog to be held accountable.

He was friendly. He wouldn't hurt anyone, he stayed on the porch and he wouldn't chase after anyone. I mean you couldn't ask for a better dog," said Jackie.

Jackie doesn't understand why anyone would want to hurt Hemi, her pet of seven years.

"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," she said.

"Once he got in the light I could see what blood all over him," said Cheyenne Smiddy, dog owner.

Jackie's daughter, Cheyenne said she went to let their other dog out when Hemi came around the house, covered in his own blood.

"I mean it's just like losing one of my kids. It's just hard that someone could take an innocent dog and do this to him," said Jackie.

Jackie said by the time her daughter came in to get her, Hemi was gone. They believe he went to die.

The family said Hemi was abused and neglected before the Houston Humane Society took him in and the Smiddy Family adopted him.

"I never thought he'd have to go through anything like this I mean we would never hurt him and to see him have to do it twice and not live, it hurts," said Cheyenne.

"Whoever did this will pay, they will pay for this," said Jackie.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office said they're waiting for a veterinarian to examine the dog's body. Harrison County officials said cruelty to animal charges could be filed. If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call the Harrison County Sheriff's Office immediately.

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved.


Please dear friends, never EVER leave your little ones alone outside. I did not mean to upset anyone by this post but to make us all aware of that there are so many evils in this world.

Sarah.....the Mommy


GOOSE said...

I can't understand and will never understand the pure evil of some people. My prayers are with the families who have lost there dear pets, friends, family member. And I have my paws are crossed that those responsible will be caught and justice will be served.

Ina in Alaska said...

I am speechless & my heart hurts. Nothing compared to the devastation caused to the family & the unimaginable cruelty inflicted upon this innocent & harmless little dog. Keep us posted. I am beyond furious.

Two French Bulldogs said...

momma is saying bad words...some peoples are NUTS...momma would like to skin the human
Benny & Lily

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Our mama is in full agreement with Benny & Lily's momma. May those SOB's rot in hell forever, but only after they have suffered long and hard in this world. Hope the cops catch them, because their next targets will be children.

Jed & Abby

Macintosh Mitch said...

Mona, we had to fly right by the bad pictures because my mom has nightmares about stuff like that. We just can't understand how some hoomans can be so cruel. Don't that understand that furchildren feel pain too? We hope these hoomans rot in you know where! grrrrrrrrrrr

Love ya lots,

Raising Addie said...

many tears... I can't even imagine the pain and terror that this poor baby experienced.

We hope that you guys are all well and enjoying our spring weather.

BIG hugs to all of you!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Lovable Lily said...

OMD! How terrible. We too are sending prayers to their family. RIP little friends. We're sorry that this happened and am sure they will catch the bad people who did this to you. And when they do, just let me at em!

Lily Belle

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...


Pibble said...

This is pure evil. The punishment should equal the crime. I hope they find the evil person or persons who did this and let them feel the unbelievable pain these poor dogs had to have felt. I don't like myself for saying this, but it's true. No human should ever inflict such pain and horror on another, not when we "humans" are supposed to know better.

K9 Katastrophie said...

I don't know what to say. I am so heartbroken that a human could be so disgusting. God has a place for people like that. It is called hell where Satan will skin that person for eternity.

Sarah, I am so sorry. I thank you for sharing this. I have a very low tolerance for animal abuse. I have trouble forgiving people like whoever hurt that pup. Interestingly, I bet that pup forgave the people who hurt him.


K9 Katastrophie said...

I am not going to let my Ruthie out of my sight.

A MilShelb Mom said...

Oh gosh. This is just a horrible reminder of the fact that there is such evil in our world. Unfortunately, the truly evil people mostly do evil to those who cannot defend themselves. I cannot imagine coming home to find this. I cannot imagine the pain Hemi went through, nor can I imagine the pain the owner is in. This just makes me sick. What a horrible person to do such a horrible thing. I am glad that I have faith in God. A God who does not stand for things like this. Whether or not something happens to that horrible excuse for a human being here on earth, I have no doubt they will get what is coming to them later.
As usual, I will guard Milly and Shelby with everything in me to be sure no harm comes their way. What a horrible world we live in at times.
~Maggie (MilShelb's Mom)

A MilShelb Mom said...

I also want to point out that there should really be more of a punishment for harming animals. Isn't it proven that people who harm animals many times turn out to be serial killers?!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That is just sick. We hope that whoever did this receives a just punishment. Horrible.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

The Websters said...

Ok...we had to skim the post and race past the end. This is very very very sad and our tender hearts can't take all the sadness. We are praying that the person who did this gets brought to justice and some help as they are obviously very very sick.



Tweedles -- that's me said...

The SICKO's who did this need to be skinned alive and then so much more, that I cannot even find words to say.

This is beyond sad,

Stefan Ford said...

I see in this blog, you mention our sweet Hemi, bit there was also another case mentioned. Do you have any details on that case?! Where it was?! Our family hasn't heard about it. Thanks for sharing our Hemi's story & thank you for ALL the sweet words & thought for not just Hemi but our family! God bless!

HoundDogMom said...

WTF is wrong with people. Poor Hemi to have to suffer like this. My heart goes out to Hemi's family. I hope justice is served and this person that did this to Hemi is skinned a live. Sniffs, The HoundDogs and Mom