Justice for Puppy Thrown Into Burning Fire Pit

Target: Scott Kolody, Commanding Officer of the Manitoba RCMP

Goal: Find and punish children accused of throwing a dog into a fire.

Police are looking for the people responsible for throwing a dog into a fire pit, causing severe burns. According to Katie Powell, founder of Save a Dog Network Canada, a group of children took the dog, an 8-month-old puppy named Polo, and threw him into a fire pit in Red Sucker Lake First Nation, Manitoba. She went on to say that Polo “came home with smoke bubbling from his nose. He had second degree burns on anything that wasn’t covered in fur.”

The poor dog had patches of fur missing as well as some blisters. Some of the dog’s fur melted into his skin, causing lesions. His nose, paws, mouth, and other areas were raw and severely damaged, and his eyes were left with ulcers from smoke damage. Investigators say that the pup’s fur saved his life — if he had a shorter coat, he would have died.

Fortunately, he survived the ordeal and is now recovering at the Tuxedo Animal Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. RCMP are currently investigating, but have not made any arrests. Rights group PETA is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who comes forward with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible.

This act was blatantly cruel and could have resulted in the death of this innocent animal. Because of this cruelty, Polo will suffer for a long time, and may have lifelong disabilities. Sign the petition below to demand that the people responsible for this horrendous act are punished to the fullest extent of the law.


Dear Mr. Kolody,

A dog was recently thrown into a fire pit, allegedly by a group of children. The dog suffered severe burns to his entire body, particularly his eyes, nose, mouth, paws, and testicles. Investigators say that he would have died if he had a short coat — his fur protected him from a lot of damage but also melted into his skin, causing lesions.

This horrendous act caused extreme suffering to an innocent animal, and could even result in disability or chronic pain for the rest of Polo’s life. We, the undersigned, ask that you work hard to find and punish the people responsible for this heartless act of cruelty.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Katie Powell

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  1. Heather HJ says:

    How cruel these kids need to be punished and taught animal abuse is wtong.It is not right. No one deserves to be abused. Justice for animals. I love animals and don’t want them hurt, tortured, or killed nor do they need to be used for selfish and ugly reasons.

  2. Sick and tired of this bkatatant cruelty from theses children.They need to be treated as adults.Chikdren that do theses horrific acts to animals have no feelings for theses precious animals.They will become serial killers.Statustically serial start out hurting and studding and worst of all killing animals.They need to be held accountable so they don’t continue theses Evil feed.Thank you Lord that precious puppy survived.No patience for this cruel act regardless of their age.They are okd enough to know right from wrong .When they are found the parents need to be held responsible.Thanks for all you are doing!Please keep me updated!

  3. Our these really our children? What will they do as adults if they are not held accountable by parents or laws. All life is precious.

  4. Pat Ranta says:

    Children or not they need a severe punishment. They can not have a heart and do such horrible things. There parents raised monsters.

  5. Seriously, it’s been a year and nothing has been done? How many more animals have been harmed by these kids since then that we do not know about? They could find them if they wanted to!

  6. Kathleen Staite says:

    They should come with a 10 year prison sentence this is the only way to stop these cycl they should come with a 10 year prison sentence this is the only way to stop these psychos. This breaks my soul

  7. Sick bastards. Punishment should be swift and severe. Very severe.

  8. Ron becks says:

    Its niggers or mexicans guaranteed!! those people are savages..

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