Hemi the Dog: Found Skinned Alive, Goes Off to Die (UPDATED)

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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.

And then:

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

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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MaloneJavier911
MaloneJavier911

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Proper Justice
Proper Justice

So sorry this happened to poor little Hemi,its heart breaking. But please read your news updates people.....Hemi was ran over by a car and "DEGLOVED". So everyone can just relax and put their thoughts in a little less gruesome state. 

Lee Keels
Lee Keels

Hold up a minute people.  Why was this dog allowed to roam free where this could even have the possibility of happening.  And even when Hemi came home, he was "gone" minutes later?  WTF?  What is wrong with this family?  They are JUST as much to blame as whoever did it.

Lstock81
Lstock81

News flash, Hemi was hit by a car.

Hermafide
Hermafide

Who ever did this is not deserving of the compassion offered under the law. How can someone have the hate in their heart to do something this cruel is beyond understanding. My heart goes out to Hemi's family. May Karma return the favor on this sick bastard! 

disgusted
disgusted

The scarey part about this whole thing is... This is NOT the first case in that area. Whoever did this is goint to do it again.. For those of you who think it was a car or another animal, maybe you should actually know what you are talking about. There have been other dogs skinned alive in the same area... This was the work of a psycho that needs to be caught before he (Or They) do it again... Personally I think they should have gasoline thrown all over their bodies and light the bastards up.. Make them suffer the way these poor dogs had to suffer..

Scubahawk2001
Scubahawk2001

How long was Hemi out, sounds like he went out then right back in again, so the person had to be close

Sanjuana Gabriela Enríquez Gal
Sanjuana Gabriela Enríquez Gal

I wonder if the person will try it again. I wish somebody would use a "decoy" that traps the individual - then if he is a sociopath he needs to be humiliated in order to intimidating other sociopaths. A sociopath has no empathy, so you have to make a sociopath fear that bad consequences will happen

James Brian Peterson
James Brian Peterson

Whoever did this to that sweet little dog cannot claim membership in humanity-IT-not he or she-an amorphous mass of malignantly animated,non-homogenous and bio-degradable terminal ballistic test medium. A justifiable homicide in search of a place of occurance.

JohnnyCommenter
JohnnyCommenter

To the people that did this you are cursed to be done the same to.  I hope you die the worst possible death ever and are abused two thousand fold.  Come try to do that to me you little piece of trash.  You are not welcome here  on this planet. Please kill yourself.  But leave a not that it was you who did this so we can rejoice at your death you worthless foul nothing.

Billy Binkerton
Billy Binkerton

In fact, I'm going to have PETA do a full investigation into Hemi's death and find what killed him and have you issue a full apology to the family and humans who love their pets!

Billy Binkerton
Billy Binkerton

Boy, I didn't think I could stomach this story and so glad I went back and tried.  They have no HUMAN perpetrators in custody?  So this could have been done by animals?  Like gators, etc.?  It would do a lot of good for people and poor dudes like Hemi who want to get adopted if you had all your facts before posting some BS title like this. 

Let us never forget you, Hemi
Let us never forget you, Hemi

That cute little face...  How could you look into those big brown puppy dog eyes and want to hurt such an innocent pup?  I hope they find the sad sack of sh*t who did this to Hemi and make him/her pay for what they have done.Rest in peace, little Hemi.   I'm sorry that you had to go through the pain of a past abusive life and being killed in the most barbaric of ways, but now you're in Rainbow Bridge, where your suffering has finally come to an end.   

Silo44
Silo44

Whoever did this fits the Dahmer type of profile, scary f@&ing neighborhood.

Gryphon50a
Gryphon50a

whoever did this is just practicing for his next victim, which will be a person. I hope they find him before that happens.

Zelda Penzel
Zelda Penzel

The human race has lost it moral compass, if it ever had one. There are so many sick and demented people out there...people must be very careful with their pets, who are so trusting and vulnerable.

fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

There is no limit to the cruelty of some human beings. Considering the large number of animal cruelty cases around the country that have been found to have been committed by teenagers, hopefully the local police will look for any animal cruelty behavior by a local teen or teens. Not all teens found to have committed horriffic animal cruelty progress to murderers. However, most adults who have murdered multiple times were found to have animal cruelty incidents in their teen years.

Sajacks
Sajacks

I am never going to forget about this poor innocent baby being killed in such a cruel, cruel way. I am just sick to my stomach! I can't imagine the suffering he went through and now his good family is going to have unimaginable pain. May God give you strength to get through the next lonely days. I hope they catch whoever did this and give them a real punishment and not just a probated sentence. This is a very sick individual and I would bet anything this is not the first crime and will not be the last. Laws are not severe enough to protect animals from cruelty. If a person could do this to an animal they would not think anything of also doing it to a human.  

David
David

find the worthless pos who did this and skin him or her alive.... 

Benpott30
Benpott30

People are the worst kind of animals...I hope the people/person who did this gets eaten by a fucking pittbull.

Just a thought
Just a thought

Let's not jump the gun. He was a little dog. Are we certain a hawk or an eagle didn't get him?

Deborah
Deborah

 This dog was "found" sometime around at 3:08 am, For the next several hours the Smiddy's relatives and friends urged them to take Hemi to a Vet. replies were that they could not afford it and discussion ensued for hours. . at 12:36 pm the Smiddy's stated that Hemi had gone to heaven. 9 1/2 hours later !!!!!!!!!!!! The statements the following day were made that Hemi was JUST found at 4:30 ish pm  after he had run off to die. The events (as told to the Media) were not entirely forthright. They didn't call the police or make a report of this till the following day. They KNEW people would ask why they didn't report this or get HIM medical help. They made the story up about him wandering off to die right after the picture was taken to explain their lack of reporting and seeking care for him.

Snoman
Snoman

So it's entirely the owner's fault.

Deborah
Deborah

 Hemi was allowed to suffer even more by his owners because they did not rush him to a Vet, when he was found, as their relatives URGED the Smiddy's to do.

Disgusted
Disgusted

The have done it before, Hemi was not the first in that area. He was just the first to go public..

Deborah
Deborah

 According to the Harrison Sheriff's office this dog was hit by a car and skinned, The family says they are not soliciting donations, but they Keep posting the Bank account number for People to Put funds in for the "reward". They do not say what they will do with the money if someone is NOT responsible. They have not said WHERE the dog was ultimately found , when they had time for a Picture, nor that they took the Dog to a vet. There are Many holes in their story. They say the daughter went to let another dog outside and there was Hemi covered in blood. (this was at 3:30 am) they said he was only outside for "Less than an Hour" and that He never leaves the porch, so someone had to be lurking in a rural area at 2:30 to 3:00 am waiting for this dog to be let out so they could grab him and skin him, ? this doesn't make sense. 

Disgusted
Disgusted

I promise you the only one who should be giving an apology are the bastards behind the attacks. Like I said Maybe YOU should know what you are talking about.

kimbev69
kimbev69

So u dont think this happened?

Disgusted
Disgusted

Maybe YOU should do your research.. I did mine... I saw the pic before and after of poor Hemi.. It wasn't an animal. There have been other dogs skinned alive.

NicodemoB
NicodemoB

Who let Grandma out of the basement? Get a grip Zelda.

The human race hasn't "lost its moral compass". We've been lopping heads off, burning people at the stake, and skinning animals and humans alive since the beginning of our race.

Psychopaths will always exist and guess what? They think skinning small animals is a good way to spend a Saturday night, and all the public shaming, and all the church services, and all the animal welfare groups in the world aren't going to change them or the fact that they exist.

Best just to try and round these people up as quickly as possible and hope they do something serious-but-not-violent and land themselves in big boy prison. That way they stay the hell away from us as long as possible.

It's Ben Siegel!
It's Ben Siegel!

Can you really blame the whole of humanity for the death of a single dog? This seems extreme and overlooks those who remain capable moral agents.

It's Ben Siegel!
It's Ben Siegel!

 That... seems a little cruel and unusual, especially for our justice system. About as cruel and unusual as skinning someone's family dog.

Tom66046
Tom66046

Just a thought....You do sound pretty stupid with your comment.

Berkshire114
Berkshire114

Just a thought.  Your comment is simply idiotic. So an eagle attacked TWO dogs...and left a patterned avulsion of skin and tissue.

Sorry...but a monster is in your area...stop failing to see this with moronic statemts.

Proper Justice
Proper Justice

I agree with you "Just a thought". I know there are sick people in the world who are capable of horrible things such as this. But we shouldn't point a finger untill the truth is known. Find the poor dog and investigate his injuries. Plus i'm sure a proper barial would be humane. This dog could have been ran over by a car. He is a short dog and would be at the right hight for something on the undercarriage to scrap down his back. If this was done by a person then hang them by their balls!!

Smittykay217
Smittykay217

there is a picture of hemi on facebook he definately was deliberately skinned

squinney
squinney

 A hawk or bird of prey goes straight for the eyes first. Then the guts and stomach cavity contents.  I know because they have killed plenty of our chickens.  Coyotes killed a dog we had....but they leave nothing and take the entire animal with them.  This was the act of an evil human.  The devil.

Ian
Ian

Ive never heard of a bird skinning its prey. Or any animal removing just the skin. I'm not saying its impossible. But I'm sure there would be chunks of flesh missing and bite marks if another animal did this. This story is sad and disgusting, whats wrong with people today?

Disgusted
Disgusted

There was a news report on TV that Hemi's owner was interviewed. She DIF say WHERE Hemi was found. Also, Hemi's owner is NOT asking for money.. I have read all the comments on Hemi's Facebook page. People are just send money. There is a reward for the Capture of the Bastards that did this to Hemi and the other dogs that this has happened to in the past three months. (That right, Hemi wasn't the first!!!) Would your time frame be 100% if your pet was just skinned alive?

Fringebenefit87
Fringebenefit87

I'm a member of Hemi's Facebook page. They did no autopsy to come to this conclusion. If you have not been on his page today there is a new statement from his owners reguarding it. BTW have any of you seen the photo of him being skinned, well i have and there is no way he got ran over. If you want to see it leave me your email address and I will send it to you!!!!

Disgusted
Disgusted

I happened to Hemi an dseveral others..I have looked into it.. Ignore Billy Binkerton, he doesn't know wha he is talking about. I knew about the other dogs efore Hemi even came into the picture through afriend of mine on Facebook.. Hemi was just the first one to go public.. There is a reward for the capture or the bastards who did this.

Disgusted
Disgusted

It wasn't just ONE dog... There have been several in the past three months.. They have to catch the bastards who did this before they do it again..

Disgusted
Disgusted

You think that is Cruel??? Really???? That poor dog was skinned ALIVE!!!! Imagine the screams!!! The terror that poor Hemi felt.. I can barely stand it when my dog wimpers let alone when she cries out when she gets hurt from playing too hard with my son or husband just while playing. That poor dog had to be screaming the entire time his attacker cut away his skin... Do you still think it's cruel????

JohnnyCommenter
JohnnyCommenter

"Cruel and unusual"?  You reserve that for humans.  The person or person who did this are not human and should be treated as trash and worthless garbage and punished in the most severe and "IN-human" way possible.  They don't deserve ANY mercy or dignity or "rights".  They deserve way worse that they inflicted on the dog.  Your "reasoning" in absolutely ridiculous.  What if it had been your dog, or someone you loved?  People who do things like this to kids, animals, etc,.. are nothing to protect, EVER!  Don't waste your breath asking for mercy for them, it is immoral to show mercy to a torturing-killer of the innocent and helpless. 

Wild Allegator
Wild Allegator

You seem to know so damned much about what happened. I think YOU did it!

Cruelty Investigator
Cruelty Investigator

Proper...your comments are as clueless as those of  "Just a thought".  So you believe a car could do this damage...do you also believe in the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy.  The reason subhuman monsters can often continue to act ...is because of people who refuse  to understand that evil does exist.

Deborah
Deborah

 They are too asking for donations. They (the Family) is in charge of that FB page and keep posting their OWN bank account number for people to donate. If they weren't asking for Money then why post a bank account # and tell people HOW to DONATE. The Police have issued a statement about the REWARD fund also, saying that it is run by the Smiddy's and Not crimestoppers or other such entity that USUALLY would do this. hmmmm, wondering how the Smiddy's investigation is going since they STOPPED posting updates on the Hemi page.

Vee
Vee

I think they are to blame.. I hope where he was adopted from is more careful..

Deborah
Deborah

 I have seen the photo of Hemi. The photo that was taken when he found and then left to suffer for a possible 9 hours when they did not take him to a vet. I have also seen the Smiddy's Posts starting at 3:08 on March 13th when he was "found" to 12:36 March 13th when they stated he died, and the posts that state they couldn't take him to a Vet during that time cause they couldn't afford it, THen also the Posts that stated on March 14th at 4 ish pm that they were calling the police to make a report, and that Hemi was just found after leaving to die. How did he run away to die, if they already stated he died the day before. They left Hemi outside unattended in the middle of the night and have mis stated the events of what happened over those 2 days. They allowed Hemi to suffer.

Vee
Vee

Well, why did his family not hear him screaming?

Deborah
Deborah

 No One was LURKING outside of their home at 2:30 am when the daughter supposedly let HEMI outside to go potty, who then grabbed him and skinned him and let him go back home to be found at 3:08 am as their own posts show. This did not happen as the Smiddy's are stating.

kimbev69
kimbev69

I read another case where an expert found that a drive shaft from a car did this to that dog not hemi but another with similar skinning

Disgusted
Disgusted

Do your research.. This is NOT the first case.. There is some scum bag out there hurting peoples dogs... Not a Hawk, Not a Wolf, or a Car.. It's some Ass who want to hurt animals.

Proper Justice
Proper Justice

Well now, I guess you are eating your words now "Cruelty Investagator". They did an autopsy on the dog and it was ran over by a car after all. It's called "Dog Degloved". I know this because my daughter works for a vet and has seen this exact issue. Google it if you can handle the gruesome pics that are shown. Trust me, its not a pretty sight. Its very sad and heart breaking. So maybe you should do your research before consider me or anyone els clueless. We all know there are evil people in this cruel world. And whats wrong with the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy? Are you such a morbid person that you have to stomp on childhood fantasies? So, FYI.....we now have Proper Justice!!!!!

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