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Person of interest arrested in Gadsden dog skinning case

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John Michael Smith. Source: Etowah County Sheriff's Office John Michael Smith. Source: Etowah County Sheriff's Office
The Pruitt family provided this photo of Skip, the dachshund who was killed. The Pruitt family provided this photo of Skip, the dachshund who was killed.
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GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) -

Gadsden police say they've arrested who they describe as a person of interest in an animal cruelty case they were investigating.

Officers say John Michael Smith was arrested on an unrelated warrant.

Police wanted to talk to him after a dachshund named Skip was found mutilated in the Alabama City area of Gadsden. A veterinarian says the dog was alive when he was attacked. Officers are still not clear about a motive.

A $900 reward is being offered for information related to this case.

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