Small poodle intentionally burned alive found in fairgrounds’ bathroom

In Henderson, Kentucky, a small poodle was found on Sunday in a bathroom at the county fairgrounds. Henderson Police report the dog was intentionally set on fire while alive 12 hours prior to having been discovered.

According to Channel 14News, the dog had been reported missing by his family; information had been shared on social media and the local shelter had been contacted. The dog, named Duke had escaped from his home on Saturday evening as friends and family had been going in and out while grieving a family member’s death. Duke had been missing for 30 minutes when his owner, Gina Howard discovered the dog gone and started to look for him.

Duke’s body was identified by his rabies tag.

A reward has been offered for information leading the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for such an egregious deed. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Henderson Police Department at 270.831.1295. Specifically, police would like information on any vehicles seen in the Airline Road/Sam Ball Way intersection during the hours of 1-3 a.m. on June 7.

Rest in peace Duke. We hope you can at least find some justice for this terrible atrocity.

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3 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    The POS who tortured this precious little treasure is pure evil!!!!!!!! Lock this POS up and lose the keys!!!!! Should only leave prison in a pine box (& that is way too good for him)……. He will burn in the hottest part of Hell forever for his cruelty……. He can’t get to Hell fast enough………

    Beyond tragic…… If my precious furbaby died in this manner, I would have a hysterical nervous breakdown…….

    Condolences to the family from the Peters Puppy Pack on their horrible losses……

    Precious little treasure, I know you are absolutely in Heaven. Please look for MacKitty and join his wonderful snuggle buddies group and RIP amongst loving friends.


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