Woman Arrested in St. Louis Dog Abuse Case

4 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Friday, July 26 2013 Jul 26, 2013 Friday, July 26, 2013 8:16:00 AM CDT July 26, 2013 in News
Source: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis woman is facing animal cruelty charges for what an animal rights activist is calling one of the worst cases of animal abuse he's seen, and authorities say it was bragging on Facebook that led to her arrest.

The dog was found July 10, chained and severely burned after being set on fire. He was taken to Stray Rescue of St. Louis for medical treatment but died. Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim says the injuries were horrific.

Stray Rescue says the suspect, Adrienne Martin, put a posting on Facebook that read in part, "I'm on killa mode ... kill dogs ... today."

Mayor Francis Slay's Animal Cruelty Task Force began in October. The task force has made more than two dozen arrests and investigated more than 100 cases.

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