55-year-old Grieg Ragen of Villa Ridge was convicted of felony animal abuse in September and sentenced Wednesday.
After months of treatment, including seven surgeries, and time in a foster care program, that dog, Trooper, is ready for a new home.
The three-month-old Labrador retriever mix was found on September 25 dragging himself along Highway 30 in Jefferson County.
She was a female Dalmatian mix. Injuries to her rear legs had been untreated for several weeks which resulted in injuries up to the knees of both legs and gangrene up to her ankles.
The pit bull named, Zeus, was found Aug. 27 in a neighbor’s yard with extensive burns over his body and face. The injuries were severe enough that veterinarians decided to euthanize him.
A dog in north St. Louis was found with third-degree burns over much of its body in what the group calls an intentional attack.
Adrienne Martin has been held on $50,000 bond since her July 25 arrest on charges she set fire to a dog that came to be known as Brownie and bragged about it on Facebook.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Randi Mozenter says research has shown that people who abuse animals rarely stop there.
“[Elephants] are trained using tasers now, and electrical rods. They are caged 96 percent of their lives and they are not provided with adequate conditions in transferring them.”
“The poor guy didn’t stand a chance,” Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim told KMOX this morning.