PETITION TARGET: Richmond Police Department
Tied to a fence post, doused with accelerant, and deliberately set on fire, a dog in Richmond, Virginia is now fighting for his life.
This beautiful, brindle pit bull — named Tommie by his carers — has severe burns over more than 40 percent of his body. Attached to a catheter and suffering from intense pain night and day, this traumatized dog can’t even eat on his own, the inside of his mouth is so badly burned.
Luckily for Tommie, firefighters at a nearby station saw the burning dog and rushed across the road with fire extinguishers; if they had not come to the scene, Tommie would surely have died in intense agony.
Richmond Animal Care and Control report that the incident occurred in Abner Clay Park at around 7:30 pm on the 10th of February. Witnesses state that they saw a man running from the scene at that time.
Whoever perpetrated this act of unbelievable cruelty needs to be caught and prosecuted, so they can’t hurt any more animals.
Sign this petition urging the Richmond Police Department to use all available resources to track down and arrest the person responsible for this horrifying act and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.
UPDATE: Sadly, Tommie passed away from his injuries on Feb. 15, 2019. We mourn this tragic loss. It is now more important than ever that justice is served. Richmond Animal Care and Control is now offering a $25,000 reward in this case! Anyone with information, please call Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or use the Crime Stoppers online tip form here.