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A heinous crime has ended with a devastating loss

A heinous crime, involving a dog being tied to a pole, doused in accelerant and then set on fire, has ended with a devastating loss. The abused dog, dubbed Tommie, suffered burns over much of his body – though a team of dedicated veterinary professionals were working round-the-clock to save his life, he suddenly and unexpectedly passed away.

Richmond Animal Care and Control relayed the heartbreaking information via social media hours ago:

I’m so very sorry to share that Tommie just passed away. He had just finished having his bandages changed and stopped breathing; his body simply gave out. Tommie was pain free and surrounded by people that loved him when he passed. Needless to say, we are all devastated and angry and sad and terribly disappointed.

Thanking those who had fought for Tommie’s life:

I want to say thank you to everyone at Virginia Veterinary Centers and the VCU Evans-Haynes Burn Center for loving Tommie and fighting so hard to save him.

The search for Tommie’s abuser continues

A massive reward has been created to find the person responsible for Tommie’s injuries and death. The animal welfare agency stated:

The REWARD for information leading to the successful arrest and conviction of the person/s has risen to $25,000. This increase is a result of your individual donations and is joined by pledges from our partners and friends at The Humane Society of the United States, the Cathy Kangas Foundation for Animals and the Humane Rescue Alliance.

Yesterday’s article about Tommie here.

Burned dog fights for survival

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12 replies
  1. Melanie Curry says:

    Tommy I’m soo sorry humans failed you , tears in my eyes the fact that someone could be so evil smh, heartless person. Rest in peace my love..there will be justice for you Tommy in Jesus name I pray..

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  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Rest in peace precious Tommy. You fought the good fight and were loved. I hope and pray they find the depraved POS that did this horrendous act. May they live the rest of their life in agony and go straight to Hell!

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  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    EVERYONE did The VERY BEST THEY could & Now Tommy has passed to the Rainbow Bridge!!! I Can ONLY HOPE FOR GREED & MORE GREED will PROMPT One of the Evil BASTARDS “BUD_BUD”S ” to Turn him OVER so He can KNOW FEAR and HE CAN WORRY WHAT THE HELL WILL HAPPEN ( Should be a PLOT OF DIRT) !! I AM PLEASED THE REWRD KEEPS GROWING MAYBE TOMMY”S OUTCOME Will BRING this community together IN FIGHTING THE TERRIBLE BULLSHIT t;hat IS A BLIGHT ON THE LIVE”S OF EVERY PERSON IN THAT TOWN!!!

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  4. Kat says:

    I say we find the “person” responsible for this heinous crime and do the same thing to them! Tie them to a pole with hands and feet bound, pour gasoline all over them and light a match! An eye for an eye justice is what animal abusers need! Rest in peace Tommie, you so didn’t deserve what happened to you!

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  5. Adrienne says:

    Tommy you were loved by many but your heart could no longer handle what you had been through. I am glad you were pain free and surrounded by your caregivers who truly loved you. May your death be avenged and the scum who did this set on fire and dies a slow painful death. Please let us know if the vile monster is caught and suffers as much if not more than Tommy.

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  6. Robert Mendenhall says:

    I’m sorry Tommy you’re in heaven now go play with the other animals yourmake new friends. You could have had a really good life but somebody chose to give it to you all wrong. Being a burn victim myself I know the pain. Whatever you do don’t give up on trying to find Tommy’s murderer keep it out there somebody’s got to know something thank you for helping Tommy sure wish he could have enjoyed a really good life

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  7. Barkley's Mom says:

    Rest in peace Tommy, I’m so sorry he couldn’t be saved. Bless the ones who tried to save him and may the ones who hurt him burn in Hell! I hope and pray they find them!

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  8. Pamela D says:

    THE USELESS BASTARD COWARD HAD TO TIE THIS POOR DOG TO A TREE TO DO THIS SHIT. THIS MAKES ME SO SICK WHAT THIS DOG WENT THROUGH I REALLY CAN’T BELIEVE ALL THIS BULLSHIT WITH ANIMAL ABUSE HOW SUBHUMANS ARE TOTALLY F+++ED UP. I WISH THIS POS WAS TIED TO A TREE WHEN THEY WERE BORN AND LIT ON FIRE. HOPEFULLY, SOMEBODY WILL DO THE SAME TO THEM NOW OR THEY ROT SLOWLY WITH CANCER BUT BEFORE THAT TORTURE THE SHIT OUT OF THEM.

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