EDMONDS, Wash. -- (KCPQ) -- An Edmonds family says their 10 ½ pound toy poodle mix was found stabbed to death and partially skinned in their backyard.
"He was killed. He was scared and he was mutilated,” said owner Paul Hensel told Q13 News.
Hensel let his dog, Mickey, out in the fenced in backyard Friday at about 10 p.m. in the 23700 block of 74th Ave.
“At first I couldn’t find him and I was afraid he found a way out of the yard so I got a flashlight and I found his body here in the yard,” said Hensel.
A huge part of Mickey’s skin and fur had been removed.
“Looked like a puncture wound with a knife removal of the skin so we rushed down the animal surgical hospital and had the vets there confirm it was not an animal. He was killed,” said Hensel.