One who set dog afire must be apprehended

Like everyone who read about or saw the puppy, Phoenix, and the treatment he received at the hands of a demented persons or persons, I was appalled, sickened and unbelieving that anyone could treat a living creature in such a violent manner. Jack Russell terriers are high-energy and rambunctious little creatures, but there is no possible excuse for the treatment he received.

It is a known fact that people who will abuse animals may turn to torture or murder of human beings. In light of that, it is my fervent belief that the time or money spent to find the perpetrator of such a heinous crime would be well spent. We do not need monsters walking our streets.

Yvonne T. McNallie