Public’s Help Sought After 2nd St. Louis Dog Set Afire

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) —The Humane Society of Missouri says it’s received a ‘handful’ of tips concerning the burning of Zeus, the pit bull who had to be euthanized after being found with severe burns to his face and body on Tuesday.

Zeus’s owner reported him missing near the intersection of Amelia Avenue and Bircher Boulevard overnight Monday. He was found Tuesday morning in a neighbor’s backyard with extensive burns.

The anti-cruelty organization is offering a $2,500 award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the attacker. If you have a tip call 314-647-4400.

City police are also investigating the incident.

Animal Cruelty Task Force Director Mike Perkins is confident the person who set Zeus on fire will be caught and will face the full force of the law.

“Prosecutors are taking the case much more seriously,” Perkins said. “That’s due to a lot of the public out cry and finally getting the awareness out there that these animals are the victims.”

The woman charged in last month’s burning death of a dog is being held on $50,000 dollars bond while awaiting trial.


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