This story has been at the forefront of the news in the Dallas / Fort Worth area for the past several days. Justice was a pit bull puppy who was hung from a wrought-iron fence in an apartment complex in the Pleasant Grove area of Dallas, doused with lighter fluid and set on fire last week. The animal actually survived the initial blaze, but suffered such severe external and internal burns that he passed away the other day. A reward for information leading to a suspect or suspects has reached $25,000.00; the highest amount for an animal cruelty case I’ve ever seen. A woman came forward recently, however, and identified a culprit. Dallas police now have a warrant out for the arrest of 18-year-old Darius Ewing. Dallas Animal Services is asking that any other witnesses, or anyone with more information, call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477. All calls will be confidential.
Personally, I’d have no problem seeing whoever burned Justice suffer the same fate, but civil liberties groups might get a tad bit upset.