St. Louis' Mayor Slay Animal Cruelty Task Force has made a felony arrest in one of the most notorious animal abuse cases in history. Task Force members were shocked to find the suspected abuser, Adrienne Martin, set fire to a defenseless dog of the 4300 block of Cote Brilliante Avenue and later posted on Facebook, bragging about her horrific crime. The dog, Brownie, was rescued on July 10, 2013 from a short, extremely heavy chain and rushed to Stray Rescue of St. Louis for emergency medical treatment for severe burns after being lit on fire all over his face and body. Brownie was helpless in escaping his abuser because he was anchored by a chain. He later died.
Martin has been charged with felony animal abuse and knowingly burning. "I'm on killa mode… kill dogs… today," Martin posted on her Facebook page. "I mean what I say and I say what I mean… all dogs don't go to heaven."
"This is one of the most disturbing abuse cases I have ever dealt with," said Founder of Stray Rescue Randy Grim, who combats multiple animal abuse cases on a weekly basis. "It has stricken our community to the core of our hearts, but I am inspired by how swiftly we have been able to respond to these awful cases. Brownie deserves justice."
Though St. Louis' Mayor Slay Animal Cruelty Task Force started in October 2012, the group has already made huge waves in animal cruelty law enforcement, having investigated over 100 cases, making over 25 arrests, and issuing over 300 animal control citations since October 1, 2012.
"This demonstrates again that we are serious about this," said Mayor Slay. "Our Animal Cruelty Task Force will continue to catch and arrest criminals who torture or hurt animals."
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Stray Rescue of St. Louis