Justice for Dog Allegedly Burned Alive

Target: Scarlett A. Wilson, District Attorney, Charleston County, South Carolina

Goal: Punish children accused of chaining a dog up and burning it to death.

A group of children is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly burning a dog alive. The kids, two 12-year-olds and one 13-year-old, have been charged with felony animal cruelty, ill treatment of animals and unlawful burning. A witness who found the dog claims that he saw the group of children walking away from the still-burning corpse when he found it.

The dog, a medium-sized dog with light brown fur, was so badly burned that investigators could not determine its breed or sex on sight. Officials say that the animal was tied up by its muzzle, legs, and torso. Investigators also found ligature marks on the dog’s neck. So far, it is suspected that the restraints were there to keep the dog from escaping as it was burned alive, though only a necropsy will reveal the true cause of death.

According to Pet Helpers’ president Carol Linville, it looks like the dog may have trusted whoever captured and chained it. She went on to say that “the betrayal of trust is haunting.”

However, authorities have indicated that it is not clear yet whether the dog was dead before it was burned.

The alleged abuse of animals by such young children is alarming. The brutalization and torture of animals by children can be a sign of more serious mental health issues, and those who abuse animals in their youth are likely to escalate their violence later in life, possibly even to violence against humans. Sign the petition below to demand that if any of these children are found guilty, they are properly punished and subjected to appropriate mental health screenings.


Dear Mrs. Wilson,

Three children have been charged with felony animal cruelty, ill treatment of animals and unlawful burning after reportedly burning a dog alive. The dog was found chained by its muzzle, legs, and body, and was still burning when a witness found it. The witness said that he saw a group of teens fleeing the scene when he arrived.

Animal abuse by children is alarming. The torture and brutalization of animals can be a predictor of escalating violence later on in life. In order to protect both animals and humans from similar violence, it’s imperative that this case is taken seriously. If the accused are found guilty, we ask that you seek to punish them harshly as well as ensure that they undergo appropriate mental health screenings.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Charleston County Sheriff’s Office

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  1. Probably the best solution is to burn these children alive themselves..
    This way we’re absolutely sure that they won’t become serial killers of humans or animals alike.

  2. sheila menache says:

    I would like to beat the living daylights out of these little brutes – what type of homes do they come from. They are certainly destined for a reform school and probably imprisonment in later years – I hope the little shits are tortured throughout their lives


  4. Candy Niewinski says:

    They belong in prison! I can only pray this poor dog was dead before they started it on fire. I hope they both rot in hell for what they did…..

  5. These depraved f-ers knew better and are too old and evil to rehabilitate. They need to be killed.

  6. I would also burn these goddamned murderer children alive and tied up
    This poorest dog was tormented and burnt alive, why was he tied up?
    A dead body can no longer run away – NO because this poor animal still lived.
    rot in hell

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