"It's just so inhumane, I just can't even see straight," says Randy Grim, who rescues dogs.
It is a case so sickening...even Stray Rescue's Randy Rim has a hard time talking about it.
The suspect is 35-year-old Adrienne Martin, of St. Louis. She is charged with felony 'animal cruelty' and a felony called 'knowingly burning'.
On July 10th...a dog was found in the backyard of a home in the 4300 block of Cote Brilliante Avenue tethered to a heavy chain. He had been doused with something flammable and set on fire...his face and body were severely burned.
Rescuers named the dog Brownie. They rushed him to stray rescue of St. Louis for emergency medical care, but Brownie died two days later. The city's new Animal Cruelty Task Force began investigating immediately leading to Friday morning's arrest.
"Today some justice has been served. It`s not going to bring him back and I wish that he had got to experience love, the love here at stray rescue but at least finally someone was arrested," says Grim.
Police are not offering many details...but Stray Rescue says part of what led to the arrest were messages posted on the Martin's Facebook page. On July 9th...the day before Brownie was found...there is a post which reads: "I'm on killa mode .....#killdogs.com.....today.."
Then, on the same day, Brownie was burned. Another posting read: "I mean what I say and I say what I mean....#alldogsdon'tgotoheaven.com.
"It made me sick to my stomach, it made me angry, it made me realize that we do walk amongst some very evil people," Grim says.
A woman identifying herself as Martin's sister claims Martin didn't burn the dog, but added the dog had badly bitten a nephew last year...and Martin's son a few weeks ago. Martin is being held on a $50,000 bond.
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