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Police Searching for 6 Children Accused of Horrific Dog Abuse

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Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating 6 children that they say brutally abused and killed a dog on Tuesday afternoon.

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office investigators responded to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, South Carolina at around 5:30 p.m. on April 11 after the center’s director found a deceased dog and the grass surrounding him engulfed in flames.

A chain was found wrapped around the dog’s muzzle, torso, and legs, and it is believed that the dog was dragged down the road by the “tight-fitting” chains before being set on fire. A necropsy will determine the dog’s ultimate cause of death.

Police are now looking for 6 African-American children, 4 boys and 2 girls, believed to be between the ages of 12 and 16, that were witnessed leaving the area after the incident. So far, this is the only lead in the case.

The dog’s owner has not yet been identified.

The Humane Society of the United States is now offering a $5,000 reward for the arrests and convictions of those responsible. And, Pet Helpers Adoption Shelter added another $1,000 to the reward offer.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Charleston County Animal Control Office at 843-529-5319 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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79 Comments

79 Comments

  1. Avatar Of Donna

    Donna

    says:

    What the hell kind of parents are these that are raising these sadistic kids? They have to know that their kids are mentally insane…they have to have seen signs long before these ages of 12 & 16 that these kids weren't right an should have had them put away years ago. If they can do this to an innocent animals God only knows who'll be next.

  2. Avatar Of Denise

    Denise

    says:

    Hopefully those useless thugs will die the same way. Next they will be killing people, they need to be caught.

  3. Avatar Of Deborah Sosbey

    Deborah Sosbey

    says:

    They deserve the same treatment! No mercy for them either. May they rot in hell

  4. Avatar Of Vicky

    Vicky

    says:

    I am appalled at some of the comments I have read. This story is about a dog that was killed by children. Their race was mentioned to provide a description of the suspects. Regardless of their ethnicity the children need to be caught and punished for what they did . When a child or an adult would abuse and kill a dog that is a sign that they are capable of hurting a human being as well .

  5. Avatar Of Peggy Craig

    peggy craig

    says:

    Karma will get your ass your wicked and evil

  6. Avatar Of Mark

    Mark

    says:

    Yep typical troublemaking jerryatric ,race has nothing to do do with this !! Crawl back under the gutter you live in , as for the PERSONS responsible for this cruelty , severe and painfull punishment might help adjust their thinking but i doubt it .

  7. Avatar Of Kimberly Baker

    kimberly baker

    says:

    Find these kids and give them hardest sentence ever. they are only going to grow up to be worse than they alresdy are. someones child could be the next victim.

  8. Avatar Of Me

    Me

    says:

    Pure evil, they need to be caught and euthanized too much evil in them to be rehabilitated.

  9. Avatar Of Vicky

    Vicky

    says:

    These six so called "children" are evil. All six of them need to be executed!

  10. Avatar Of Nora Solloa

    Nora Solloa

    says:

    These torturers are not children. They are teens and adults. They knew what they were doing. They wanted to see fear and suffering on a helpless creature. If not caught it can escalate to them doing the same to a child or anyone. One of them is going to crack. and tell someone. They'll find them. I hope they get jail time or prison. This poor dog deserves justice!

    • Avatar Of Verna

      Verna

      says:

      This is appalling these are not innocent children these are young people who will soon be adults acting in a horrible way toward a defenseless animal. They will keep doing such acts until they harm or kill a human being. Get them soon or no doubt more of these horrible acts will follow. They need to be punished severly.

    • Avatar Of K L Inglet

      K L Inglet

      says:

      It is a known fact that the precursor to sociopathic behavior as an adult is cruelty to animals as a child. These "children" need to be institutionalized until such time it is proven they have not lapsed into to the depths of irreversible psychopathy. Ortherwise, the next innocent victim could be one of our very own children instead of a helpless dog.

  11. Avatar Of Froggy101

    Froggy101

    says:

    What the hell kind of home life do these little skanks have?

    • Avatar Of Zig Pope

      Zig Pope

      says:

      Obviously you are not aware of the many instances of horrifying torture and mutilations and deaths of innocent animals perpetrated by white "skanks".

      • Avatar Of Marlamarla

        MarlaMarla

        says:

        Ziggy,

        Surely, you're not defending the worthless, should-have-never-been-born creatures responsible for torturing and murdering a defenseless dog, are you??

      • Avatar Of Terri

        Terri

        says:

        It's odd only you bring up race in the comments. There are plenty pos humans in every race. So get over yourself

      • Avatar Of Ccseesall

        Ccseesall

        says:

        So you are turning this into a racial issue? Now they are the victims? F.O!

      • Avatar Of Catherine Alderdice

        Catherine Alderdice

        says:

        Zig Pope – who mentioned anything about the colour of the perpetrators? I am a white "skank" (certainly NOT an animal abuser) as you put it, and I would never hurt an animal, you may be black and also would never hurt an animal. We are talking about the human race here. PEOPLE, not COLOURS!! I have seen videos, read accounts of animal cruelty, the world over, it happens EVERYWHERE, by ALL colours of people, each colour just as bad as the next. Black, white, brown, yellow… It's a HUMAN thing, not a COLOUR thing, so whatever colour the animal abusers are, I would gladly blowtorch them to death. Do not get paranoid, or have a chip on your shoulder, if you happen to be a black person.

      • Avatar Of Dawn Mello

        Dawn Mello

        says:

        Did anyone mention color? Idiot.

  12. Avatar Of Melisa Bale

    Melisa Bale

    says:

    Those so called children, are teens, teens that need to be charged as Adults, Prosecute to the fullest extent of the Law. We the people, want the laws to be tough on Animal Abuse

  13. Avatar Of Jill

    Jill

    says:

    What evil.brutal.heinous.disturbing teenagers they are!!!!! To do this to a poor animal is beyond human nature….and i sure hope they are found…….and tried as adults….as they will do this again and again…..no matter what therapy they have……!!!!! You all need a dose of hell on earth to scare the life out of you!

  14. Avatar Of Lida Pittenger

    Lida Pittenger

    says:

    These little POS need jail time. All of them. They are future rapist and murderes.

  15. Avatar Of Huong

    Huong

    says:

    These teens are not human or children they are evil at hearts and will poses a threat to our societies please bring them to justice and prevent another tragedy and heart breaking story . Please treat them as full adults and do not let them get away for their horrible actions by using ages as the excuses when it comes to torture and muder ages should not be an excuse . If they are kids then act as kids which is pure souls and innocence for that being kids if they act more than evil muder era then treat them as whoever they are please do not make any excuses by using ages to bring more damage to society

  16. Avatar Of Jack Me0Ff

    Jack me0ff

    says:

    6 little psychopaths and future serial killers…

    • Avatar Of Kelly

      Kelly

      says:

      Totally agree . Scary that 6 individuals are together that have these sick minds. They need to be judged as adults.

  17. Avatar Of Gel Carter

    Gel carter

    says:

    I was raised to respect all creatures by amazing parenting…..I abhor vivisection & all genres of abuse – cnt quite get my head around how any child Cld take part in such an evil crime…serious mental health issues at play

  18. Avatar Of Dlong

    Dlong

    says:

    Do you know it's proven that children that do this type of things are the same kind of people that turn into serial killers

    • Avatar Of Charlene Wallace

      Charlene Wallace

      says:

      My thoughts exactly yrs of working in psych hospital. This how all the most disturbed start out

  19. Avatar Of Betty Biddle

    Betty Biddle

    says:

    Whoever these children are they need to be punished, any 12 to 16 year old knows the difference between right and wrong. Cruelty and mental and physical abuse are abnormal behavior patterns and the horrific pain and torture inflicted on this innocent animal is beyond comprehension. Juvenile detention, fine by parents and psychiatric evaluation are necessary and maybe even more. It is painful to think of what that poor dog went through.

  20. Avatar Of Kym Harper Kym Harper says:

    Find them and do the same to each. Eye for an eye-

  21. Avatar Of Lee

    Lee

    says:

    Something definitely wrong with the kids to have done that. That poor dog, it's owner is probably looking for it. I hope they find those kids and get them some badly needed help, and a good scare wouldn't hurt either.

  22. Avatar Of Julie

    Julie

    says:

    Hope someone does to them what they did to the innocent dog. May they know nothing but pain, suffering and torment till the end of their lives.

    • Avatar Of Leeda

      Leeda

      says:

      Why do you assume the dog to be innocent..for all we know the animal may have belonged to some racist jerk who trained him to terrorize black kids…don't laugh, It's pretty common.

      • Avatar Of Jack Me0Ff

        Jack me0ff

        says:

        Oh blow it out you arse…

      • Avatar Of Jlee jlee says:

        There are other way to deal with racism than to do this to an animal. NOT right no matter what is going on!!!

      • Avatar Of Hope

        Hope

        says:

        Torture is not excused..even in the case of a "dangeroys" dog. Why not avoud the dog, repirt it to authorities? Rather than bind it beyond the ability to escape flames? There is. No. Excuse. For that.

      • Avatar Of Michael

        Michael

        says:

        Leeda, you are a complete and total idiot.

      • Avatar Of Frank

        FRANK

        says:

        You are one ignorant piece of trash. A dog was chained, dragged and set on fire. One of the most vile and cruel things to do to an animal and you want to blame the animal. May you rot in hell along with those evil little pieces of trash. Hopefully after a long and horrific stint in prison.

      • Avatar Of Mary Balboni

        Mary balboni

        says:

        The dogs were wrapped and tied in chains and burned alive. You are a sicko if you try to defend kids of being innocent. The idea that they could think of this horrible deed and actually do it is not a sign of normal kids and any decent upbringing. I hope your dog is never kidnapped and given that treatment. No animal should be hurt like that.

      • Avatar Of Owen

        Owen

        says:

        You obviously have a problem. You think it's ok and why make it a racist issue?? You are a parasite that needs to be sprayed with harsh chemicals.

        • Avatar Of Marlamarla

          MarlaMarla

          says:

          Leeda, You're a complete idiot. Please stick your head back up your arse, where it belongs…

      • Avatar Of Joey Pitt

        Joey Pitt

        says:

        Are you slightly or totally stupid ?

      • Avatar Of Beth Wade

        Beth Wade

        says:

        And you think this is an acceptable way to retaliate if the "dog" was a racist? Are you a full blown retard? You have to be.. or maybe you are describing how you raise your dogs….

      • Avatar Of Maryann

        MaryAnn

        says:

        You still dont do this to a animal it is inhumane and evil these are demons

      • Avatar Of Dawn Mello

        Dawn Mello

        says:

        Seriously? Oh yeah, their the victims. I hope you're not a parent, because to excuse what these LOWLIFES did IS INEXCUSABLE. Please do not breed, PLEASE!

      • Avatar Of Deny Morgan

        Deny Morgan

        says:

        You saying this shit cause they're your kids or what? Regardless, the little bastards need to be locked up for good!!!

      • Avatar Of Jessica

        Jessica

        says:

        FfS, are you even serious. The dog was set of fire. There is no fucking excuse for what they did to it. How ignorant can you be?

      • Avatar Of Deb Baile

        Deb Baile

        says:

        Oh, give me a freaking break. It's still cruelty, to bad the dog didn't have a chance to defend itself….. Little cretins….May karma and justice prevail.

    • Avatar Of Marlamarla

      MarlaMarla

      says:

      Julie, agreed!

  23. Avatar Of Valerie Myra

    Valerie Myra

    says:

    This was a terrible thing to have happened. They need to be found and hospitalized with intensive therapy. Children don't do things like this for no reason. Something is going on in a child's life to make them act out horrifically, whether at home or school to make them mentally snap and be cruel. No one seems to be taking that into consideration. Instead all I see are people out for blood. What if it was one of your children doing these things?I would be looking into my own behavior and the kids they hang around with and their home life, what takes place at school. Are they bullied to the point of acting out aggressively? Would you be crying for your child's blood or trying to get them help

    • Avatar Of C Mains c mains says:

      It is said that animal abuse is one of the first signs of a person with real mental problems – anger, and assualtive behaviors later in life. Hope they find these kids before they do this to another poor inoccent animal or another child! This is horrifying to say the least. The poor dog suffered. Don't make excuses for these evil little kids. The 16 year old should have absolutely known better than doing something like this!

  24. Avatar Of Lori Mcmurrin

    Lori Mcmurrin

    says:

    Future serial killers!

  25. Avatar Of Michelle

    Michelle

    says:

    I sincerely hope that these kids are found soon – you never know how quickly such violence from them could escalate.

  26. Avatar Of Sleeper48

    sleeper48

    says:

    These "children" need to be identified and examined by mental health professionals. They give every sign of being dangerous to, not only animals, but other children.

  27. Avatar Of Luisa

    Luisa

    says:

    why the need to highlight that the kids are African-American? If they were white would you even mention it?

    • We would provide any and all descriptive information available to help identify these kids. Their ages and ethnicity are all that is known at the moment. If they were white, yes, we would have mentioned it. If we knew what clothes they were wearing, we would mention it. If we knew hair color, vehicle information, height, or absolutely ANY additional descriptors that could help, we'd mention it. Please don't create an issue where none exists.

    • Avatar Of L Gallahan

      L Gallahan

      says:

      Because they are looking for the monsters that did this to the poor dog. I don't care if they were purple, they need to be caught, prosecuted and punished. And btw, I don't care that they are minors, they knew damn well what they were doing!!

    • Avatar Of Sccergrl

      Sccergrl

      says:

      Come on now that's stupid to even bring up. They are trying to give what they have so people can help locate these kids! If that's all they have for their description yes they're going to say they're African American! Just like if they only knew they were white kids they would say white kids!

    • Avatar Of Jan Wilhite

      Jan Wilhite

      says:

      Hope these thugs are found soon- they need psychiatric help now.

      .

    • Avatar Of Janice Terona

      Janice Terona

      says:

      Horrible ! Yes we do need to know the description and anything else that may be used to identify these persons responsible for this horrendous act ! They are dangerous to humans too. Serial killers start this way.

    • Avatar Of Janet D'Amico

      Janet D'Amico

      says:

      You're an idiot. When searching for someone, anyone whether they are a suspect or a missing person, age & race are needed descriptors. Also other obvious ways to describe someone that are lost on you because you have to try to stir up the waters.

    • Avatar Of T

      T

      says:

      Yesm how you suppose to identify them? Dont make it something its not

    • Avatar Of Linda

      Linda

      says:

      This was not a necessary comment suggesting that the Doginton was racist with the description of the children as African American! Anyone knows it was for identification only! I don't know why these kids would do something so horrible to an innocent defenseless dog!

    • Avatar Of Kay

      Kay

      says:

      Do you really feel the need to bring race into this. How else will these little pieces of garbage be identified? If they were white, the article would have said so. Contrary to popular belief, not everything is racial. But some just can't let it go.

    • Avatar Of Lana

      Lana

      says:

      What is the matter with you? Were they your kids? They needed to mention their color to find the responsible kids. The more descriptive info given, the better the chance to find them. I would suggest you remove the chip on your shoulder, it may make you walk lopsided.

    • Avatar Of Vee

      vee

      says:

      Yes, you race baiter! To help citizens who may have seen something to say something. Black or white — their race helps witnesses identify what they may have seen

    • Avatar Of Beth Wade

      Beth Wade

      says:

      BECAUSE WE NEED TO FIND THEM.. "6 kids walking away from the crime scene" wow you can tell a lot from that description
      !

    • Avatar Of Kelly

      Kelly

      says:

      I agree that race doesn't matter. But perhaps they were identified as African American only to alert anyone who might have seen or heard anything in the area help identify these young people. Race dies not matter a otherwise,. All races have sickos.

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