A man accused of dousing his dog in gasoline and setting him on fire is now facing charges. As reported by KRTV News, the man accused of the cruel crime is identified as Domingo Palafox of Troy, Montana.
Friends of Palafox told the authorities that there was a video showing the man tying up the dog, dousing him in gasoline and then setting him on fire. The dog was able to escape being burned alive when the rope holding him burned through and he was free to run away.
The dog, named Percy, was taken in by Pet Connection Rescue and Sanctuary, and he has since been adopted out to a new family. Several weeks ago, the rescue group posted additional information about Percy and the man accused of hurting him:
This is what we know to be true. Percy and his brother came from a breeder in the Yaak. They were picked up by Domingo Palafox and a friend or two of Domingos and brought to Domingo Palafox and Winter Palafox’ house in Troy, MT. The pictures below are confirmed to be from the Palafox house and were posted on Winter’s fb page.
We know Percy was lit on fire and starved. We have credible messages from individuals in the Troy community who indicate they know who abused Percy and that there is a video of it. However, those people are afraid to speak out in fear of retaliation from the individual who abused Percy and that he has a history of anger. We have been told the name by several who say they know for certain, but since there has been no one charged we won’t release the name of the accused.
Palafox is facing two felony counts: aggravated animal cruelty and tampering with witnesses, and is due back in court on July 1.
(Image via Facebook)
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