A woman passing by saw the man toss the puppy in a ditch and light it on fire. The woman put the fire out with her hand and then called for help.
The woman who allegedly killed “Brownie” the dog by setting him on fire, and then bragged about it on Facebook, may go on trial this week.
Staff at the Humane Society of Missouri nicknamed the 5-month-old black Lab mix “Wilson” because the cord had caused his head to swell to the size of a soccer ball.
The Humane Society is offering a cash reward for persons who may have information regarding the dead puppy and its siblings that are still alive.
The Humane Society says the dead female boxer-mix puppy was found Tuesday behind a vacant house in the St. Louis County town of Overland.
He told investigators the cattle in the pond fell through ice during the winter.
The dog, named Brownie by rescuers, eventually died.
St. Louis County police say they have arrested two juveniles on suspicion of animal abuse in response to a Facebook video of a boy beating a puppy.
34-year-old Amy Taylor of Bridgeton was sentenced to the shock time on Friday and ordered to pay veterinary bills for the 2-year-old dog, Coco.
A St. Louis area man named Greg is taking Trooper home for Christmas.