Talk about a bum rap! If you’ve ever been accused of doing something you didn’t do, and in fact were only trying to help, then you’ll be able to relate to the plight of this poor, misunderstood pup.

Hank, a 4-year-old Chocolate Lab/Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix, and his bestie, Fuzzy Purple Hippo, were housed until just recently at the Fox Valley Humane Association in Appleton, Wisconsin. There they waited, playing and keeping each other company until someone came along who felt that special something and bring them into the family fold.

But the best friends landed in some hot water recently after an after-hours escape attempt went horribly awry. Poor Hank suddenly found himself the sole suspect in Fuzzy Purple Hippo’s near-beheading.