Officials search for answers in burned dog case - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Andrew Douglas

Officials search for answers in burned dog case

The police report said the pit bull was set on fire before Christmas, but no one removed the dog's remains or charged anyone with animal cruelty.

More than a month later, the Humane society got a call from an MLGW worker who spotted the charred remains in a backyard.

The dogs remains were blurred for television because they are graphic, but neighbors like Andrea Woods not only see it everyday. She heard it happen last month on East Dempster in South Memphis.

"The dog didn't do nothing to her. She wasn't supposed to do it," Woods said. "I just thought it was some wood that's all I thought it was."

But it was in fact a dog. A pit bull to be exact.

In this police report, the dog's owner said his brother's ex-girlfriend set the dog on fire.

Neighbors insist not only was dog alive but the dog was giving birth to puppies.

"When I first walked up on the site I couldn't believe my eyes what I saw," Calvin Walker said.
 
Walker is an investigator with the humane society.

"Sick in the stomach that whatever went on here, this animal suffered in that type of way," Walker said.  

Action News Five's Andrew Douglas knocked on the door at the home where the woman lives who reportedly set the dog on fire.

No answer.
 
"I will be back until I get some answers to find someone accountable," Walker said.  
 
And someone to charge for one of the worst kinds of animal cruelty.


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