Pit Bull Dragged Behind Car, Tied to Pole and Burned Alive

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The dog was discovered near Marble Hill, two hours south of St. Louis.
Authorities in southeastern Missouri are investigating a wanton case of animal abuse.

On Saturday the sheriff's department in Bollinger County was made aware of the smoldering remains of a canine tied to to a pole outside the town of Marble Hill. The dog was so charred it was impossible to identify its sex. Evidence suggests that whoever killed the animal also dragged it down the road before tying it up and burning it alive. Deputies buried the animal on site.

"It made my deputies sick to even find this kind of thing," Sheriff Leo McElrath told KFVS. "It really upset all of us to think someone would treat a dog like that."

The Southeast Missourian adds that the sheriff's department has agreed to dig up the dog for the Bollinger County Stray and Rescue Group, which will pay for an autopsy of the animal. The organization hopes evidence from that medical exam might track down the animal's owner and bring its abusers to justice.

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Vellak 14
Vellak 14

I want to go to illegal measures to give these people what they deserve. It makes me cry to even think of this happening.

αnαbeℓ.
αnαbeℓ.

What the fuck is WRONG with people? God, sometimes I wish something could just wipe out the human race except for the ones that wouldn't do this kind of shit..

Solo_l
Solo_l

This should not be swept under the carpet. This person needs to be found.  Anyone that would do this to an animal, any animal, is a step away from doing it a people!

South Dakota
South Dakota

Is everyone going to believe this guy. This is the same sheriff that slandered a soldiers name all over the papers when he didn't even have his facts straight. If this is the kinda people that is protecting our town then I'm moving. Cause I want a sheriff that has morals and someone that knows the law and not breaking it himself.

NikD.
NikD.

I just started crying while reading this...Jason, you nailed it. What the h*ll is the matter with people??? I wish we could find this so and so (I cannot say the name I really want to call them) and inflict the exact same torture upon them. This sickens me. Hopefully the universe will inflict their karma upon them....we can only hope :(:(

DoggieMom
DoggieMom

See, it's not just North St. Louis that has a problem with people slaughtering dogs, abusing animals, etc.  I'm not sure that a ban on pit bulls has anything to do with what happened.  This is what happens when people believe that a dog is their property to do with as they choose.  Instead of seeing a dog, regardless of the breed, as a responsibilty and a companion.

This is as sickening as last weeks story of Randy Grimm rescueing the two dogs from the woman that was starving the poor creatures, litterally to death.  She was so heartless that she threw one dog in the dumpster.  She saw nothing wrong with what she had done based on the article, and said she wanted her "next dog" to be a Yorkie.

I'm sickened by this story and the many others that are out there.  By the way Chad, last weeks article motivated me to start helping with Stray Rescue.  Thank you for covering these revolting stories.  Maybe it will open the eyes of other people to help where they can or even watch how thier neighbor is treating their pets.

doglover
doglover

This is the type of thing that happens when everywhere you go they are trying to ban pitbulls. I am surprised that this sort of thing doesn't happen more often with the fear of pitbulls that most local govt has instilled in people.  A dog is only as mean as the owner makes it.

jason
jason

WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!

angle hart
angle hart

F in ppl do this there ass holes for thatwanna jack them up

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