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Reward Offered for Dog Found In North St. Louis With Burned-Off Ear

Categories: Animals, Crime
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Humane Society of Missouri
The Humane Society of Missouri calls it one of the worst cases of animal abuse its task force has ever encountered.

Yesterday the agency received a call about an injured dog near the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Hamilton Avenue. When task force members arrived a short time later, they discovered a five-month-old boxer puppy with severe burns to his face, ear and torso. The dog, named Sonny, will likely lose the ear and faces a long and painful recovery, according to the Humane Society, which is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the dog's injuries.

Last month Stray Rescue uncovered an even more startling case of animal abuse in the same north St. Louis neighborhood of Hamilton Heights.

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Sonny underwent emergency treatment for his burns.
In that case an abandoned building had been turned into a killing den with five dead dogs found burned and tortured. Five days later city prosecutors charged neighborhood resident Darick Stallworth, 31, with three felony counts of animal abuse and two misdemeanor counts of animal neglect. According to court records, he remains in custody on a $30,000 cash-only bond.

In October of last year, Stray Rescue rescued two starved dogs found in a Dumpster in north St. Louis. One of the canines later died of severe malnourishment on the operating table. Stray Rescue's founder, Randy Grim, later stirred a hornet's nest when he noted that animal abuse is rampant north St. Louis and that northsiders tend to be irresponsible pet owners.


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Mary0701
Mary0701

We are suppose to be talking about some jerk who hurts innocent animals? Right?

Raynedays
Raynedays

I agree with soonerlover13.  Does it really matter what race,color, or religion this horrible person is.  They did something so unspeakable to an innocent animal/animals.  Let's all get together and stop people like this. Let's put aside our differences and unite on what we have in common.  Our love for our pets, and all animals.   First our pets, then our children.  Stop with the silliness and use the energy to focus on the real issues.  These poor innocent animals.  We need to stop the disgusting humans who do this. 

SOONERLOVER13
SOONERLOVER13

You know it amazes me at the narrow mindedness of ALL that posted and forgot the whole Jest of the story. It doesn't matter if it was a colored (be it yellow, red,black,blue or frickin HOTPINK) what  matters is that some PSYCHO tortured this helpless animal and needs to be held accountable for it. The point of this is a coward that will do this to an animal will abuse a child or someone a lot smaller than them as they like to see the torture.  All of the rest of yah get off your high fricken horses and stop the HATE!  And we wonder why our society is going to hell in a hand basket!

Boneesha
Boneesha

Ax the jews, they were the ones that brought them here, not White Europeans.

guesst
guesst

 How did people from Africa get here? from lazy white people who wanted to lay down on the job and NOT WORK while they got paid.

Ice Pick
Ice Pick

  white like you is the same as a white nigger.

Ice Pick
Ice Pick

 you Yankees up north are the ones who set the nigger slaves free. so its all your fault they run free now.

Ice Pick
Ice Pick

 Yankees like you are the ones that set the nigger slaves free.

The Right at Night
The Right at Night

That's funny--never got told that when I was in school.   And I've seen three- and four-year-olds throw better hissy fits too.  Nice try though.  BTW--still waiting to see your evidence.  Best of luck to you--you're definitely gonna need it. 

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