Belleville Craigslist Ad With Graphic Photo of Dead Pet Says: "A Good Dog Is A Quiet Dog"

Categories: Animals, Crime

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via Craigslist
Update below with new information on the photo: There's a lot of gross, creepy stuff on Craigslist, but this may be one of the worst things we've seen on the site in a long time.

Posted a few days ago in the St. Louis "rants and raves" section, the short, now-flagged post is titled "Keeping the peace (Belleville)." The text says "5:30 in the morning is not the time to hear your dog barking. A good dog is a quiet dog."

Above the text, the post includes a very graphic, very real-looking photo of a bloodied-up, apparently deceased dog. And now, animal-rights advocates are trying to track down who might have posted this -- and whose missing pet may have been murdered.

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The post -- which first made the rounds on the Facebook page of Hope Animal Rescues, a Metro East group -- was flagged and removed yesterday.

An animal-rights advocate and follower of Hope Rescues sent Daily RFT this screenshot here. We've cropped out the most gruesome part of the photo (but have included the unedited version on the next page):

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via Craigslist

"I have to go on the assumption that this is a real photo, and this is somebody's dog," Jackie Spiker, cofounder of Hope Rescues, tells Daily RFT.

She says that multiple people have now filed complaints with the Belleville Police Department in hopes that officers may be able to track the IP address of the poster. Other volunteers are searching recent missing dog ads to see if they can find a match.

Based on her extensive experience with animal cruelty cases, Spiker says the photo looks legitimate and not Photoshopped.

"I have to do my due diligence," she says.

Spiker spent time searching to see if this was just a horrible stock image online of a murdered dog, but couldn't find anything.

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via Facebook
Hope Rescues.

She says the dog appears to be a brindle boxer mix with a red collar on.

"I don't know if the dog was found hit on the side of the road. Anything could've happened," she says. "My concern is this is somebody's dog."

Spiker says this case serves an important reminder that it's never a good idea to leave your dog chained up outside.

"Their job is not only to protect the public from the dog...but to protect the dog from the public," she says. "You avoid your dog being poisoned or people stealing your dog and doing some cruel act."

UPDATE, 11:12: a.m. Daily RFT did a reverse image search on the dog and found this (warning: graphic photo) 2011 article from a newspaper called NT News, apparently an Australian outlet. It's clearly the same photo, which means this local Craigslist ad is some sort of fake. Still very creepy, though!

Continue for the unedited screenshot of the disturbing Craigslist post.


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womyns
womyns

Abusers of people or animals need to do serious prison time. Those that think abuse stories are amusing need to be forced to do mental hospital time. We are all at risk when these mentally retarded, yes I said and meant retarded, individuals need help weather or not they know it. Stop making excuses for those not willing to address these derangements. I stopped getting mad and asking why are our children at risk, why are terrible things happing all around us, why, why… because NO one is taking responsibility for what they know is happing around them, next door to them, in front of them. IT STARTS WITH ABUSE OF ANIMALS PEOPLE………. Wake up. We are all the problem until we make choices to address the seriousness of the abusive behavior we see all around us. The more helpless the living being is with regards to defending themselves (Animals are completely defenseless) the BIGGER the charge. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. If you’re mentally ill you don’t belong amongst us unsupervised until hurting other living beings is not part of your DNA.

Blessings

bigbear94
bigbear94

SO MUCH WRONG WITH OUR SOCIETY TODAY.  I AM THINKING TOO MANY PEOPLE SO WE SHOULD START SHOOTING THEM, RID OF THEM JUST LIKE TRASH THEY ARE.

PEOPLE THAT MOLEST LITTLE CHILDREN AND ABUSE THEM, JUST LIKE THEY DO TO ANIMALS ARE ALL  COWRDS.  THEY CAN ONLY DO THE THE THINGS THEY DO TO HELPLESS AND DEFENSELESS CHILDREN AND ANIMALS.......COWARDS ...........

bigbear94
bigbear94

I WOULD LIKE TO CREATE A TEAM OF Charles Bronzon ( Death Wish ) and every fucking animal and child killer and abuser, WE SHOULD KILL . SO MUCH TRASH IN OUR WORLD TODAY.......I SAY LETS BE DONE WITH THESE KIND OF PEOPLE AND MAKE THE WORLD 100% BETTER , WITHOUT THEM. 

munchkinland2012
munchkinland2012

I was thinking that it looked like the work of that Juan Castillo Perez.But he is in Venezuela somewhere.He is a really sick bastard.I've seen some of his pictures on FB.He had a couple pictures of some dead bloody dogs.He got a dog to kill a cat by swinging it at him on a leash.He likes to hang dogs on a clothesline by their ears.I'm wondering if there is any update on him somewhere.I hope he is caught,punished,put away and hung up by his little prick.He is very cruel,abusive,demented and evil.

Brenna Whitehurst
Brenna Whitehurst

there are some crazy people out there that would do something that messed up though

mcguitar007
mcguitar007

There should be extremely long sentences for people who abuse animals and hurt, and/ or kill them. These sentences should be spent in a work camp in the desert with no a.c., not some cushy county jail. America is way too lenient on murderers, child molesters, animal abusers, rapists, and other real dangerous sickos. People can spend more time in jail for a tiny bag of weed than a child molester, or an animal killer! This needs to change, now!! Put all these sickos away, no mercy!! I am so tired of living in a world where sick evil stuff happens. This is not the world I signed up for!! I wish we could just destroy all these bastards and bitches once and for all, but that would not be legal, oh no, we have to respect their rights. What about the victims rights?? At least give these cowards a hard terrible time out in the desert!!

Chester Angel
Chester Angel

Fucking RFT...tabloid news written by 7th graders.

Sarah Cason Broker
Sarah Cason Broker

If you continue posting and reporting on the creepy stuff, I'm going to unlike you. I liked you for newsworthy, interesting stuff. It is lacking.

flifishun
flifishun

My first assumption is trolling.

parisstars89
parisstars89

This hits home instantly, because that Poor Dog looks just like One of My Dogs. I hope that catch whomever did this and posted this. Total Scum. <- That's being Extremely Nice, but I don't want to get in trouble for My choice words.

Jeffrey Houska
Jeffrey Houska

While graffic and fucked up it seems that we are feeding the troll. I smell troll post. Come on..... craigs list rants..... come on

Dannisboy
Dannisboy

Truly sick and uncalled for.  But playing devil's advocate, Ive dealt with a neighborhood pet that was a true annoyance before.  Some owners really give a flying fuck about how their animals reduce the quality of life for their neighbors and that isn't right either.  Doesn't justify this.  The owners are typically the ones at fault and they need to be held accountable, not the pet.

agrippamom
agrippamom

I've got one: "A good animal abuser is a deadly silent animal abuser'.

OR

"A good scumbag is under the ground."


trainrgrl
trainrgrl

@rj1002 that is def the same dog!!!!!! Good work and thank God!!!!

trainrgrl
trainrgrl

@Sarah Cason Broker most news is creepy!!!!! Go live under a rock or in a garden! You do not think this is newsworthy?????

flaneurie324
flaneurie324

@Dannisboy  I agree 100% with you and I know people who have poisoned dogs because of nearly constant barking.  It's sad because it's not the dog's fault (I've been told the reason is typically that they're bored). 

But in my opinion a human being's nervous system takes precedence over a dog's life any day of the week.  People with frazzled nerves can abuse their children, or make life-threatening errors in judgement.

So if I were judging a case in which a dog barked for long stretches at practically nothing, and the dog's slaying had been done in a relatively painless way, I'd be lenient with the individual.  
I know everyone here will hate me for this and I honestly could NOT care less.

agrippamom
agrippamom

@Dannisboy Some people leave for work this early, especially if they have a long commute.

What would you suggest they do?

Or, the neighbor could be like one I had once, who not only complained about my INDOOR dog's barking when I let her outside for 10 minutes tops (she barked at him because he: was mean; yelled at my son for climbing OUR tree; yelled at his wife; and is a wife beater) but complained about the birds in my (tree lined) back yard because they woke him up at 6:30.

Some people are just evil.


resqdogz
resqdogz

Sorry , but there's no way to fabricate anything in response that start out with "a good..".


This twisted f*ck needs to be apprehended and - if this is indeed a legitimate slaughter photo - prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.

Craigslist is a breeding ground for mindless "wannabe's", and some witless troglodyte may just be stupid enough to emulate what this posting proposes as a solution...

agrippamom
agrippamom

@resqdogz Glasses, anyone?

Did you READ what I wrote?  DID YOU?

Do you think what I wrote condoned what this piece of filth did?  Where would you get that?

Where did the lecture come from and who do you think you are?  Read before you spout.

I don't usually get angry or disgusted with fellow animal lovers or advocates.  However, I am right now.

I STRONGLY suggest you re-read what I wrote.  STRONGLY.

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