Stray Rescue: Brownie The Dog Clinging to Life After Suspect Badly Burns Chained Up Animal

Categories: Animals, Crime

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via strayrescue.org
Brownie's badly wounded paw.
Update: 1:50 p.m. Stray Rescue announced this afternoon that Brownie, the dog that was found badly torched in St. Louis, has died from his injuries. Our original coverage is below.

A dog now named Brownie is clinging to life after an unknown suspect burned the animal all over his body while he was chained up at a residence in north St. Louis, according to Stray Rescue officials.

He may not survive.

"It made me cry at first, then pissed off and now sad," Randy Grim, founder of the Stray Rescue of St. Louis, tells Daily RFT. "It's a roller coaster of emotions."

The group's (warning: incredibly graphic) photos of Brownie make it clear that the dog was the victim of some sort of horrific abuse.

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Grim and police officials tell Daily RFT that the investigation is ongoing.

Grim has been to the crime scene where the dog was found -- at the 4300 block of Cote Brilliante Avenue -- and says it's clear that someone purposefully abused Brownie.

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via strayrescue.org

"It definitely was very intentional," he says, explaining that Brownie had been chained up and that it appeared as if there was some sort of combination of lighter fluid and gasoline used all around the dog who was unable to escape the torture.

"He's burnt pretty much all over the body," Grim says. "The burns are so bad that he is losing skin...even on his lips and face."

He adds, "He was basically torched."

As of late yesterday, the dog was on heavy pain medications but was still conscious. If his kidney fails, the rescuers may have to put him to sleep, Grim adds.

"I want to be there and apologize to him for how cruel man can be," says Grim who has pushed for stricter punishments for this kind of abuse.

The official police report provided to Daily RFT yesterday says that officers responded to the location after a woman "reported her dog was a victim of animal abuse."

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via Facebook
Randy Grim.

The owner apparently told police that the dog was tied to the rear gate of her property and that when she went to check on him, she observed "severe injuries covering the dog's body." The owner also apparently heard the dog crying the night before the incident.

Police officials say that officers attempted unsuccessfully to locate a witness and that the investigation is ongoing.

Officials also confirm to Daily RFT that no arrests have been made.

Grim says that the Mayor's Animal Cruelty Task Force has helped facilitate over 22 arrests since October of last year and that more than a hundred cases have been investigated.

He recalls a similar burning incident ten years ago. "It was a big story...but I didn't have any resources."

"Now," he continues, "I have resources to see that people are arrested and convicted and actually...go to prison."

Continue for the full police summary and for more photos, which, WARNING are super graphic and very upsetting.


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sixpackbinky
sixpackbinky

What ever happened to the whore of an owner who did this ? Did she just get a slap on the wrist? She is a low life scum tramp!

Jerepa
Jerepa

This evil scumbag(s) need to be chained up and set on fire. I'll supply the gasoline and matches. You can bet a sadistic monster like this wouldn't hesitate to kill or severly maim a human. I hope they catch the sick freak!!

Jan Weddle Wheeler
Jan Weddle Wheeler

Agree Kristina Tilley its ridiculous makes me so mad I'd like to go do the same to them grrr

Kristina Tilley
Kristina Tilley

So sad people are so cruel cannot imagine what kid of monster would do this !!!!

Julie Brown
Julie Brown

I think the person who had the dog chained in the yard, and obviously not checking on him, should be held accountable and charged. I'm guessing this was a message from someone to this person and they know who did it. They just aren't talking. Charge the person who had the dog chained. Charge them to the full extent of the law.

Rachel Dettleff
Rachel Dettleff

Whoever did this should be locked up for life. If I weren't against violence I would say they should be shot

Mary Mackay
Mary Mackay

Didn't realize that was you Jen, couldn't agree MORE!!!!

Jenny Sandifer
Jenny Sandifer

Whoever did it should be chained up and torched. The golden rule should apply to animals and this person clearly wants the same done to them right? Yeah. I'm sure. People can be so cruel.

Alicia McCann-Manning
Alicia McCann-Manning

Awww that poor baby I can't believe people would hurt these animals it's so sad

Kevin Rudroff
Kevin Rudroff

This is horrible and it's only one of the many horrible ways animals get treated. Though it may be the most cruel is it really necessary to state that all humans should be wiped of the planet because of it? Is it really easier to wipe all mankind of the face of the earth than to say call an animal protection agency on people you feel might be causing their pets harm. Logic and reason people.

Cassie Bart
Cassie Bart

I hurt for this poor baby and am glad his pain is over. I hope the person that did this receives punishment for his crimes. How do we make this stop?! I wish I knew what to do. So sick of hearing about animal cruelty...

Holly Indence
Holly Indence

In some places, they don't allow dogs to be tied out. I think this may be one of the reasons, not monitoring who is around your dog at all times. I feels sorry for the dog, obviously crying since the night before, but since the owner didn't investigate the cries, maybe the dog didn't like being on the chain and cried often? Maybe an annoyed and extremely mean neighbor is to blame?

Emily Burklow
Emily Burklow

What happened to Brownie was cruel. Anyone who did this should be locked away. If nothing happens to the criminal here, history has proven multiple times that the violence is more then likely to escalate.

Shirley Cooper
Shirley Cooper

so sad , poor dog .whoever is responsible for this my family and friends have a gift for you a 12 gauge in the face you disgusting piece of crap

Britt Eubanks
Britt Eubanks

Sick. It makes me even more sick to think that people are capable of doing this. It is one of these times that I really do wish a plague would come and wipe all of us out. We don't deserve to live with other animals who do nothing but want to be our friends.

Valencia Robinson
Valencia Robinson

Oh my g! This is so painful to see. I hope the murders are found. How could you.

Rhonda Whelan
Rhonda Whelan

My heart aches for this poor dog. Whoever did this should be punished to the fullest extent. I can't fathom that someone would do something so heinous as this. It just makes me sick. :(

Lin Staum
Lin Staum

STOP SHOWING PICS OF THIS STUFF! IT is TOO DISTURBING!

Dana Porter
Dana Porter

Violent...wonder how this asshole treats humans? Poor poor creature. Sick.

Michael Simeone
Michael Simeone

This is a hard one to comprehend ... hopefully Brownie did not suffer during his final hours!

John Lupia
John Lupia

Death penalty for animal abusers

Anthony Gutierrez
Anthony Gutierrez

I feel sad and frustrated. We all voice our disgust with this incident and other animal abuse stories and yet nothing ever changes. The dog had to be crying in pain and barking when being tortured and yet no one in this neighborhood did anything to help. Honestly I want whoever tortured this dog dead.

Jan Weddle Wheeler
Jan Weddle Wheeler

This makes make me sound like a crazy person but I swear to God I would set them on fire and do the same thing to them I think whatever they do to animals should be done to them Prison is not enough!!!@

Dan Koelling
Dan Koelling

This is what people do to pit bulls to make them mean and fight. Scumbags do this. I have seen this before and it makes me sick...

Kim Talondo-Orf
Kim Talondo-Orf

I would like to go to that block on Cote Brilliant and burn that whole effing place down! Dammit I am sick of people!

Keith Willmore
Keith Willmore

I sure would like to see this guy coming around the corner as I'm taking practice swings with my aluminum baseball bat :) don't think I would be so general with him

Tony Sciarrino
Tony Sciarrino

Just disgusting that a human can find delight in torturing a dog like !!!!

Brian Seim
Brian Seim

what is wrong with some people..good god have mercy on this society. we sure do need some help down here.

Rach Mott
Rach Mott

WTF are you talking about? There is a reason we have laws against this type of abuse and the law should handle it!! Hey I would prefer the perpetrator suffer the same fate as Brownie but this is not Iran, Sudan or Afghanistan where one can take a blow torch to someone in public.

Jeannette Garrett
Jeannette Garrett

Pray this person is found! No animals or children are safe around their person! So upsetting !

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