Sign: Man Intentionally Burned Small Dog, Leaving Her With Excruciating Wounds

Published: March 07, 2024 at 02:16 PM Author: PENNY EIMS

Nixon, TX – In late February, a grievously injured little dog wandered onto the porch of a resident in Nixon. The dog,  Phoenix, smelled like a “fire pit” and had wounds covering her entire body – someone had intentionally burned her.

4 Little Paws Rescue took the burned dog under its wing and with the support of the community, a proficient veterinary team, and generous donors, Phoenix, has beaten the odds and is still alive and fighting to recover from her widespread, excruciating burn wounds.

On February 27, the Nixon Police Department issued a press release announcing the arrest of 28-year-old Michael Villanueva.

It is impossible to understand how someone can do something THIS depraved and cruel to an innocent dog. But Michael Villanueva did – he intentionally caused this dog unimaginable pain. 

This was a vicious, evil, act of violence and Phoenix deserves justice. Please add your name to the petition today if you want to see this monster behind bars for as long as possible!

We the undersigned demand that Michael Villanueva, if found guilty, face the maximum sentence for his charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals. This petition acts as our collective endorsement for this individual to be punished to the fullest extent of the law for intentionally setting Phoenix, aka Cutie, on fire and causing her immeasurable pain and suffering. 

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 4 San Antonio

Updated 4/8/2024: Animal Victory sent petition to the attorney and judge. 

Updated 3/19/2024: This case has gone to the Gonzales County Attorney’s office for review. At this time, they were unable to provide Animal Victory with information. We will  be following up in a few weeks.

Man Intentionally Burned Small Dog, Leaving Her With Excruciating Wounds

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18,286 Cindy H. He needs to be punished to the full extent of the law! Apr 14, 2024
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18,282 Deneen T. What a complete puss to set on fire a defenseless animal. I hope this evil POS feels the same amount of pain he caused this poor dog. 🤬 Apr 14, 2024
18,281 Ruby G. Poor animal. Apr 13, 2024
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18,279Anonymous Awful. How can someone be so cruel. Maximize sentence for this evil person. Prayers for Phoenix Apr 13, 2024
18,278 Kathy P. We need to start cracking down on these animal abusers! Please give the maximum Apr 13, 2024
18,277 Elizabeth K. This poor girl did not deserve this! I hope he gets what’s coming; cause he deserves it!! Apr 13, 2024
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18,274 Gally L. stopped tortured animals Apr 12, 2024
18,273Anonymous This poor little dog didn’t deserve any of this! My heart breaks for her Apr 12, 2024
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