On Monday, an animal control agency in Virginia reached out via social media with a horrific case of animal cruelty which left a dog with widespread, life-threatening burns. According to Richmond Animal Care and Control, someone tied a dog to a pole, doused him in accelerant and set him on fire.
The animal welfare agency described what is known about the crime:
Last night (2/10/19) at 7:30 pm a male brindle pit bull with a camo collar was tied to a pole in Abner Clay Park off the 200 Block of W Clay Street covered in accelerant and intentionally set on fire. Witnesses saw a adult male suspect wearing multiple layers of pants run from the scene towards Belvidere Street.
The victimized dog
The dog has been dubbed Tommie, and he is recuperating from widespread burns, which cover 40 percent of his body, at Virginia Veterinary Centers. Donations for his ongoing care can be made at this link.
Information is needed to solve this heinous crime. The animal control agency wrote:
If you have information about this crime call Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or submit your tip through the 3PTips. ANY information, anything you saw, anyone you suspect, if you have ever seen this dog, please call or message it in – no information is insignificant. We want to find the person responsible for this heinous crime.
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Yesterday: Heartbroken owner found dog suffocated in bag – more here.
More: Former officer sentenced for death of K9 partner – more here.
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