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Justice For Young Dog Doused In Gasoline And Set On Fire

Published: July 07, 2022 at 01:36 PM Author: Penny Eims

Memphis, Tennessee – On June 20, someone doused a young dog in gasoline and set her on fire. Residents in the Nutbush area saw her running on the street…her body completely engulfed in flames.

Against all odds, the year-old dog, dubbed Riona, survived, and amazingly, her sweet demeanor remained intact. Riona initially went to Memphis Animal Services, and then Tails of Hope Dog Rescue took her under its wing.

The horrific burns, covering 60 percent of her body, have been treated by Bluff City Veterinary Specialists and as she recovers, the world has fallen in love with her.

People from across the globe want two things for Riona – her complete recovery, and justice. Riona’s abuser must be found and prosecuted! A reward fund to find the person(s) responsible has climbed to over $16,000.

We the undersigned demand that Quishon Brown face the maximum punishment for the charges of Aggravated Animal Cruelty, Arson to wit Set Fire to Personal Property, and Simple Assault; charges resulting from setting a dog dubbed Riona on fire. We also demand that this man be permanently forbidden from owning or residing with animals.

Note: Individuals are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.

Animal Victory our petition along with 32,513 signatures to prosecuting attorney Melissa Harris and Senior Felony Assistant Bryce Phillips.

Update 7/17/2022: A Shelby County judge ordered Brown to surrender the two pets at his home and he was not supposed to own or have contact with pets, but he violated that order and was arrested again on 7/16/22 because police received information that he had a puppy. According to Action 5 News, the police did not find the puppy when they arrested Brown for violating the conditions of his bond. Brown’s next court date is scheduled for July 21.

Breaking News Update 7/12/2022The Memphis Police have announced the arrest of 43-year-old Quishon Brown. On July 12 he was taken to jail on charges of Aggravated Animal Cruelty, Arson to wit Set Fire to Personal Property, and Simple Assault. Read the full press release from the police here: Arrest in Animal Cruelty Case
Please continue to share this petition as Animal Victory fights for the maximum sentence for each and every charge that Quishon Brown is facing!

Note: Individuals are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.

News:

Action News 5 July 12 (video about arrest and Riona’s progress)

Action News 5

WREG

ABC 24

The rescue agency is selling t-shirts through Bonfire to help raise funds for Riona’s ongoing veterinary care. Please click here to learn more.

Justice For Young Dog Doused In Gasoline And Set On Fire

32,833 signatures = 109% of goal
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30,000

PETITION SIGNATURES:
32,833Anonymous Aug 07, 2022
32,832 Alexis Strey Aug 07, 2022
32,831 Tina Dunlap Does ronia have a home yet Aug 07, 2022
32,830Anonymous This man should not be released to society, if he can do this to innocent animals what other vicious things can he do to people! Aug 07, 2022
32,829 Annie Sio Aug 07, 2022
32,828 Jill Jennings Aug 07, 2022
32,827 Denise Worcester Aug 07, 2022
32,826 Paula Berry Aug 07, 2022
32,825 Julia Mick Aug 07, 2022
32,824 Crystal Wilson Aug 07, 2022
32,823 Tammy worth Worth Aug 07, 2022
32,822 Carolina Bagnarol Aug 07, 2022
32,821 Garett Saye Aug 07, 2022
32,820 Danielle Graham Aug 07, 2022
32,819 Beitia Alexandra Aug 07, 2022
32,818 Veronica Pulgar Animal abuse have to stop Aug 07, 2022
32,817 Iris Martinez Aug 07, 2022
32,816Anonymous Aug 07, 2022
32,815 Alyssa Liga Aug 06, 2022
32,814Anonymous Aug 06, 2022
32,813 REBECCA OBREY Aug 06, 2022
32,812 Daniella Rodriguez Aug 06, 2022
32,811 Christina Leatherwood Aug 06, 2022
32,810Anonymous Aug 06, 2022
32,809Anonymous Aug 06, 2022
32,808 Catherine Stuart Aug 06, 2022
32,807Anonymous Anyone that can do this to a living creature can and will do this to a human. Please lock this man up!!! He has already threatened to shoot people!! Aug 06, 2022
32,806 Andrea Martinez Lock this disgusting man up and throw away the key. He should never be around animals or kids. Aug 06, 2022
32,805 Melissa Lpy This monster needs ACTUAL HARD PRISON time!!! #justiceforriona Aug 06, 2022
32,804 Heather Fults Aug 06, 2022