Greene County, MO – In January, a vile individual tortured a young dog in Greene County, Missouri. The grievously injured blue heeler was found by a passerby who contact Greene County deputies.
The authorities said that the year-old dog was found near Fellows Lake – she had been bound with zip ties around her legs and set on fire.
The manner in which this pup was abused is appalling…her abuser set her on fire, ensuring that she could not escape the flames by securing her legs with zip ties.
By sheer force of will and desperation to survive, the pup somehow managed to drag herself away from the flames, but it is unknown how long that took.
In a release to the public, the authorities recounted where the abused dog was discovered:
“The incident occurred in the 6500 block of N. Farm Road 197.”
On January 11, the authorities released heartbreaking news – the puppy did not survive the abuse.
The sheriff’s office writes:
It is with much sadness but we must inform you that this beautiful little puppy didn’t survive. She fought hard all day. Despite the best efforts of the hero citizen who found her and took immediate lifesaving action, and the caring treatment by the veterinary team, she passed away this evening.
The sheriff’s office is determined to find the individual(s) responsible for this heinous cruelty. Anyone with information regarding this vile act of cruelty is asked to contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 417-829-6230 or visit greenecountymo.gov/sheriff to submit a crime tip online.
A reward of $16,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible party. Sheriff Arnott said, “This community does not accept animal abuse or animal cruelty.”
Please add your name to this petition! Animal Victory wants to help spread the word about this case of animal cruelty to help find the person(s) responsible. When that person is found, we will fight for them to be sentenced for the maximum amount of prison time for the felony animal cruelty charge.
Research consistently demonstrates a disturbing correlation between animal cruelty and human violence, highlighting the urgent need for society to recognize and address the interconnectedness of these forms of abuse to prevent further harm to both animals and humans alike.
We the undersigned demand that the person responsible for binding and burning this innocent puppy be found, arrested, charged, and sentenced to prison time. This petition acts as our collective endorsement for this individual to be punished to the fullest extent of the law for their part in this depraved crime.
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