Man accused of burning family dog in fireplace

Man accused of burning family dog in front of child

A 51-year-old man in Cary, North Carolina, is accused of killing the family dog and burning the dog’s body in the fireplace, in front of a young child, reported Thursday’s WCNC News. The man accused of the heinous act of cruelty is identified as John Robert Ankner.

Ankner was arrested on Wednesday after being released from the hospital where he was treated for burn he sustained on the day that the dog’s body was cremated in the fireplace.

The gruesome act of cruelty has resulted in charges of felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor child abuse; the young child who witnessed the terrible act is reported to be Ankner’s.

(Booking photo)

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24 replies
  1. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    That bastard needs to have the same treatment he gave to that poor baby. He does NOT deserve to breathe air again.

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  2. Red says:

    DO NOT LET THIS MONSTER LOOSE!!!!!!! Keep him locked up until trial, then sentence him to a MINIMUM of 10 years behind bars, $100,000 fine and a life time ban of every owning or living in a home with a companion animal.

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  3. Elaine Briden says:

    Yes no kidding. What a useless piece of shit bastard. He better go away for a long long time and hopefully he will get what’s coming to him on the inside. Let’s pray he does. No need for fucked up retards like that on this earth.????????????????????????????????

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  4. pamela bolton says:

    He needs the children taken away from him and banned from owning pets the rest of his life. there is NO POSSIBLE excuse he can come up with for doing this. Can you imagine the memories this child is going to have of this event?? Sickening. Too bad it didn’t burn the abuser a lot worse than it did. No sympathy there.

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  5. Angela Corso says:

    Seriously, this man was treated for burns after he burned his dog, ALIVE? Dear God, I wish his body would have caught on fire. The Judge needs to come down on this idiot hard. Even his picture makes your blood run cold.

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  6. Marsha Squibb says:

    Fckn red necked sewer scum!And this kid.lives in the same house???Hope.he doesn’t take after the cowardly father….

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  7. Barkley's Mom says:

    I’m glad he got burned, but what was he doing killing his dog and burning it in a fireplace! This disgusting piece of humanity needs to be away from humans, I can’t imagine what effect this will have on his child!

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  8. Diana Bradshaw says:

    AGAIN, WE PRAY THAT THIS IDIOT AND ALL PEOPLE WHO HURTS OR KILLS LOVING ANIMALS WILL BE SENT TO HELL,FOREVER, BY GOD AND JESUS!!! AMEN!!!!

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    • Beth says:

      I don’t even want to know a God that would forgive this sub-humans behavior! It is my understanding that this kind of shit is what HELL is for.
      TO HELL WITH THIS POS, INDEED!

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  9. Theresa says:

    51 he looks like he’s 81 fucking ugly fat fuck I like to put a bullet right between his fucking ugly eyes

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  10. susispot says:

    What a evil monster. May that poor child get the help needed to survive his life thus far. RIP to the innocent dog that suffered a terrible fate.

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  11. Beth says:

    What just adds to the horror of this story is the FACT that North Carolina is a disgusting state full of animal abusers. AND the low life scum get away with just probation, over and over again. I hate all the southern states. I wish they would break away from the USA and make up their own twisted, inbred states!

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  12. Silvia says:

    This guy is a heartless sick excuse of a human, poor child, poor dog may he or she rest in peace, he should have gone right to jail and suffered with his little burns from what he’d done, sadly I do not believe this guy can wake up and be kind, it is difficult to understand such a hateful,ignorant,cruel, human, after all we all have a thread of God running through us, just plain sad this guy is so far removed from discovering it, I pray for the child, <3

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  13. Mary says:

    MAY U ROT iN HELL FOR ALL ETERNITY.. only problem .is ur still alive..but WHEN U DIE…would so Iove 2 have a CCTV so I can enjoy the show. U worthless excuse 4 a human being.
    HOW COULD YOU DO THAT 2 DEFENSELESS DOG.
    U PIECE OF SHIT !!

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  14. Nancy Raymond says:

    John Robert Anker needs a huge dose of street justice – his cruelty deserves his filthy white ass to be nailed to a stake and set on fire – let the punishment fit the crime – Cary, North Carolina has a real maggot on their hands – he has proven he has no right to take another breath.

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  15. Cynthia Como says:

    Pure EVIL!! From top to bottom,inside and out,every single cell is made up of pure undultrated EVIL!! Just like all the rest of the devils minions he probably won’t be punished!

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