Stray Rescue: $10k Reward for Info on Scumbags Who Tortured, Mutilated & Killed Dogs

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A dog's fur was burnt off in Hamilton Heights
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW.

(Update: Stray Rescue doubled the reward amount to $10,000 late Thursday morning).

All the major news outlets (KMOV, KSDK, KTVI, KMOX and the Post-Dispatch) are covering this grisly situation:  On Tuesday, cops and members of Stray Rescue walked into an abandoned apartment building in Hamilton Heights to find five dead dogs.

At least two were strangled, apparently with electrical cords; one of these had furniture stacked on top of it. Another canine was burned (see photo above). And another dog's neck was crushed by window-slamming on the second floor, according to Stray Rescue, and left to hang lifelessly on the window sill.

Click here to see photos of the crime scene.

"Stray Rescue responds to some of the worst animal abuse cases in the entire nation," they say on their website. "But today.... was one of the most horrendous cases of animal abuse we have ever encountered....[and] an unforgettably gruesome scene."

They're now offering $5,000 $10,000 to "anyone who comes forward with any information that leads to the conviction of these abusers."

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Stray Rescue believes this dog's larynx was crushed by window slamming
To honor the dead dogs, Stray Rescue has given them names: Brandy, Schnapps, Frangelico, Grand Marnier and B&B.

One narrative that's emerged is that the perps are gang members. There was lots of gang graffiti in the building, leading KSDK to call the building a "ganghouse."

It's reinforced by Stray Rescue, which wrote that that:
One witness in the area, who wishes to remain anonymous because they are afraid of the gang who committed the abuse, reported a sixth dog who was lynched, having been hung out of a window. This dog has not been recovered.
A neighbor told the PD that the building had recently been a marketplace for drugs and sex, and dogs were kept as protection from the cops. But everybody cleared out, rotten smells began to waft out of the place, and police were called.

The PD had a poignant and sad quote as the kicker on its story:
The neighbor said a nice woman used to own the building and kept it in great shape, but the building had fallen into disrepair over the years. Other neighbors said the block was home to a wide range of criminal activity -- "hang around long enough, you'll see the show," one man said.

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Gang graffiti in abandoned apartment building where dogs were found tortured

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Fu-Q! 88
Fu-Q! 88

Yup, that what it be! Whites did it! They sneak into a black neighborhoods and kill dogs all the time. That always happens! This has to be the most stupid-assed comment I've read... Keep grabbing at straws precious. When you find one, don't let us know!

a101
a101

I am sorry, but St. Louis is just lost.  There is no hope in saving that place...and the fact that more people are not outraged, and take action only deepens my belief.  I am so sad that people like this exist, and sadder for what the stray rescue people must go through.  I could not imagine that they have any hope for the place either.  Those people, the entire area and everything in it should be wiped from the face of this earth.

Thewetcats
Thewetcats

i don't think its the negro so much as teenagers and their satanic rock music.i heard they were blasting justin bieber while they did it.but really,its just sick and sad people and the people who follow and obey them.if they felt justified in doing this to do dogs i wonder what has been done to the sickest of them,some people do just naturallly have something wrong with their heads and if you ever truly met one you'd understand why people  can watch this kind of barbaric cruelty and even participate in fear of becoming a victim themselves,cause when a bloodlust is on a psychopath it can swing in any direction.But honestly,you can talk abig game from the safety of suburbia but if you lived in the area what would you cowardly types do?(and i'm not saying i'm not one of them) probably do what you're doing now(and me too, i know) which is write some whiny misdirected bullshit on your computer where you're safe.stop "ignoring the savage brutality of the negro" and go down and deal with this gang then you pussy,i bet the only thing you're capable of dealing with is a large pizza and an episode of dukes of hazzard.(although i love the dukes).this is what would happen if you lived in that neighborhood if you reported or tried to deal with the psycho and his friends:either you or an innocent person would be thought to be the culprit and even if psycho went to jail, which is doubtful considering they're probably minors,they'd still come back eventually looking for someone to pay for telling on them or their friends would do it eventually(depending on how many actual psychotics are in their gang.but i think teenage boys all have the potential for psychotic behavior given the hormones and perceived isolation from what they see as a world thats indifferent.but of course theres alitttle truth in racism just like theres a little truth in a lie and if you choose to only look at certain truths you will see what you want.or maybe u just like pushing peoples buttons and racist comments are a great way to get self righteous types all in a typing tizzy fit.but my typing tizzy fit is over now.i don't think i actually said anything after all that.

Ghosts of WGNU
Ghosts of WGNU

Wow, Earl Holt and/or Gordon Baum STILL trying to do their Right at Night routine here! How's that radio gig going boys - oh wait, you don't have it any more!!!

Y_T
Y_T

We can continue being politically correct and ignoring the savage brutality of the negro race or come to a consensus that it's way past time to deal with them as a terrorist group and round them up and deport them back to Afreeka.

Fuck-suburbs
Fuck-suburbs

 F U racist hillbilly. Why don't you go back to your trailer and screw your mother. The problem is racist assholes like you.

Precious
Precious

 Stupid racist. You dont know who did this. It probably was white people because thats the kind of thing white people do. They sneak in to black neighborhoods and do things like this to blame black people for it.

Y_T
Y_T

 Another way to put this "Until we outlaw negros, negros will continue to be outlaws"

Rklen1
Rklen1

No they found out who had done this and they where black that is why st.louis looks like that and trashy blacks and whites

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