Juveniles in Clairborne Parish expected to be arrested for setting fire to dog

In Clairborne Parish, located near Springhill, Louisiana, a small dog suspected to have been intentionally set on fire by juveniles on Saturday died on Monday after succumbing to her injuries. According to Lumberjack Rescue and the organization’s Facebook page, the dog’s tragic story unfolded with a post titled, “From bad to worse”:

“Intentional Animal Cruelty in Claiborne parish. This poor girl was doused with gasoline Saturday night by 5 individuals. Arrests are pending. Lumberjack Rescue has taken possession of her. 70% of her body is burned. She will lose her ear. Thank you Claiborne Sheriff Office for handling this matter promptly and to the fullest extent of the law. Your department gives me hope in the justice system. We have named her Sophie and need donations for her vet care. She has a long road ahead of her…”

The details of Sophie’s cruelty have not been posted, but according to the rescue organization’s description, Sophie had been doused with gasoline and set on fire.  The owner refused to press charges and made no attempt to get her dog help before Sophie was seized by Claiborne Sheriffs Department on Monday.The dog  suffered with these serious burns for days. Who can even imagine the pain Sophie must have endured?

Claiborne Parish Sheriff Ken Bailey told NBC 6/FOX 33 News that his plans to arrest between two and five juveniles real soon and charge them with aggravated animal cruelty.

“With great sadness and pain in my heart, I have to share that this sweet baby has crossed the rainbow bridge. Her injuries were greater than anticipated. She is now pain free leaving our hearts pained for the pain she endured. Fly high sweet angel Sophie. We will continue to fight for justice in your name. Thank you to all that donated to her care. We raised more than this sweet innocent soul needed so it would be greatly appreciated if we can use your generous donations to help other dogs in need.”

Rest in peace Sophie. We are sorry you were let down by humans. This should never have happened.

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34 replies
  1. Mary Alcala says:

    Owner should be charged with animal cruelty as well since she didn’t get this sweet pup help right away… She is just as guilty.. And the fact that she’s not pressing charges… Makes it worse

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  2. maxiemom says:

    I hope the POS ‘owner’ is ALSO going to be arrested! Had Sophie gotten help IMMEDIATELY, it’s possible the outcome would have been different. If the ‘human’ who kept Sophie in pain hadn’t had the belief that ‘she’s just a dog’, or even felt that protecting the filth responsible was more important than protecting the INNOCENT VICTIM (or both), she might be alive.

    Every single one of them needs to be locked up for years. I wish it could be for life.

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      • Animal Advicate says:

        I think the death penalty should be the sentence and not by lethal injection too humane. They are potential serial killers by statistics. Sickening. All involved should receive the death penalty!

      • Dee pruitt says:

        IGNORANT LITTLE BASTARDS !!! FUTURE SERIAL KILLERS AND MASS MURDERERS ! MARK MY WORDS.

    • susispot says:

      I agree. Charge the idiot owner. She is also an abuser. RIP little one. I wish your story had a better ending.

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  3. tina says:

    OMG another group of juveniles setting fire to dog. I hope these bastards are severely punished! What the hell is up with the POS owner who didn’t want to press charges! I couldn’t imagine not wanting to press charges against anyone who harmed my dogs.

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  4. Marsha Squibb says:

    I sooooooo wish I could set these bastards on fire….They are NO GOOD and deserve to die..To the owner…..I hope your death is soon,very painful,and very long…Your all fckn bastards!!!!!

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  5. Becky Harris says:

    There better be some justice here including some charges brought against her owner for seeking help for Sophie. the juveniles need a lesson in real life consequences!! RIP Sophie!

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  6. Linda Staffulani says:

    This is so sad, RIP Sophie and I hope the kids get it big time. And I hope they make the owner paid to. Because I think they know something about this. Sent these kids to jail.

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    • Vicki Hood says:

      The parents of these scum need prosecution as well. Very poor, perhaps nonexistent parenting. Parents may have poor morals, poor ethics but obviously don’t give a crap about what their kids do long as they are not bothered. While in jail, these scum kids need some heavy duty work. They need tried as adults if possible. They were looking for something to do when they tortured innocent Sophie. If the parents and/or Sophie’s owner are affluent, fines would be just what they want. The judge has got to made aware how many people are wanting justice, NOT MONEY. Good police work–thank you. For all who tried to help this innocent–thank you. Those that can, donations are the only thing that these groups have to support healing of the innocents. Bless you Sophie, Meet me at Rainbow Bridge. Thousands of us would love to have and love you.

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  7. Patricia Daly says:

    Pour gas on the vandals so they see how it feels. What the hell is going on with people. Such cruelty, co compassion or remorse. It makes me sick. Where are the parents?!

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  8. pamela bolton says:

    I hope they have sense enough to put these PUNKS in jail. Damn their age. They had the “balls” to do this to an animal. They should have the “balls” to face up their deeds. This was the life of an innocent animal all for their amusement. Now it is time to pay for their stupidity and cruelty to an animal that had the misfortune of being near them. The OWNER should be put in jail as well for not getting her help as soon as it happened. MY HOW I HATE HUMANS.

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  9. Red says:

    Her OWNER should be charged for NOT getting her help, and the idiots kids should be charged. ALL OF THEM to the fullest extent of the law. I wish NONE of them would ever see the light of day again. They are all monsters with no heart, soul, compassion….. I can not fathom the pain this poor baby was in. And this owner will not even press charges??? More info on this please, what is really going on here?

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  10. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    I hope all those little bastards go straight to Jail. They do NOT deserve to be let off. They deserve to be punished to the fullest. It does NOT matter whether they are Juveniles or not. If they get away with this they WILL DO IT AGAIN!!!!!

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  11. Barkley's Mom says:

    It sounds like the adult owners need to be arrested along with the juveniles, they knew the dog was hurt, most likely knew who did it and didn’t want to press charges or get help for the poor little pup! Rest in peace Sophie, hopefully there will be some justice for you but I highly doubt it!

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  12. FedUp says:

    Who is worse, Satan’s spawn that poured gasoline on that poor little angel & then set her on fire, or the owner who let Shopie suffer without seeking any help for her & now refuses to prosecute? Sweet justice would be for the owner & the young future serial killers to all be doused in gasoline & then lit on fire. One can only wish….

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  13. pennysdachshund says:

    The STATE of LOUSIANA had DAMN WELL TAKE THIS FELONY ASSULT on the helpless little girl that endured the pain and suffering NO LIVING CREATURE PRIOR TO HER DEMISE!!! DON”T STOP with the RIFF-RAFF SCUM BAGS that COMMITTED THIS ( ISIS LIKE BRUTAL SATINIC) MURDER of a helpless living, loving, and gentle animal… THE OWNER WHO REFUSED to SEEK MEDICAL HELP ALSO NEEDS TO be charged with NEGLECT and causing unnecessary pain and suffering for doing nothing!!! LOUSIANIA LAW ENFORCEMENT< JUDICAL< LEGAL SERVICES< ATTORNYE"S < GET your head's out of that DARK CREVICE YOU call YOUR ASS and TAKE a look at the Bull Shit you are allowing to continue while you turn your heads and PRETEND to be DOING YOUR JOB"S !!! DECENT and CARING PEOPLE should PACK and LEAVE YOUR STATE to those of YOU who CONDONE this SO YOU CAN ALL BUTCHER< MAIME < EACHOTHER OF US BASTARDS!!!!

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  14. Linda Szymoniak says:

    Sounds like some charges should be levied against the owner, too, for failure to seek help for the dog after the abuse. Each and every one of the kids involved should spend at least 5 years in prison….. RIP, sweet girl.

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  15. Cynthia Como says:

    Brace yourself for the punishment these evil monsters will get…….a fine and probation! The court system will make some money on the fines and the evil monsters will be on their merry way! TOTAL INSANITY!!!

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  16. Dee pruitt says:

    IGNORANT LITTLE BASTARDS !! FUTURE SERIAL KILLERS AND MASS MURDERERS !!!! MARK MY WORDS ! PUT THEM ALL AWAY BEFORE THEY HURT OR TORTURE A HUMAN BEING !!!!

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  17. Meghan says:

    so sad, who can do this? prayers for her in her next life in Heaven… so heartbreaking to know the pain she went through.

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    • pennysdachshund says:

      First OFF any YOUTH NO MATTER THE age NEEDS TO BE CHARGED AS AN ADULT and their PARENTS NEED to ALSO BROUGHT UP ON CHARGES>>>THESE are FUTER MASS MURDERS , ” THIS HAS BECOME a NATION WIDE EPIDEMIC of “MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO ” Why because the PUKES SEE that THEY can get the HELL AWAY with this EVIL, VILE, MONSTEROUS ,& laugh about it with their CRONNIES !!!

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  18. Nancy Raymond says:

    STEP UP CLAIRBORNE PARISH – Charge ALL of these hunks of horse manure with FELONY animal cruelty – the owner and those filthy punks should all be locked in a shed and burn it down – let the punishment fit the crime. Sophie deserved much better – give her justice.

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  19. Marissa says:

    I hope these brain dead idiots get what’s coming to them, if it were up to me they would get the same treatment they gave poor little Sophie. Rest in peace Sophie…

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