Dog Reportedly Burned With Lye and Left to Suffer for Days Deserves Justice

Target: Tom Gibbons, State Attorney for Madison County, Illinois

Goal: Punish the man who allegedly burned a dog with lye and denied him veterinary care.

A dog suffered severe burns when he was reportedly doused in lye. He apparently suffered for days, the chemicals burning his skin, before finally receiving veterinary care. Demand justice for this innocent animal.

“He was just laying there suffering. It is eating his skin,” This message, posted by Pound Pets Inc. Rescue on Facebook, told of Charlie’s agonizing experience. The 10-year-old Maltese mix was reportedly doused in lye and denied veterinary treatment for two days before finally being dropped off at the Madison Police Department. He was immediately transported to an emergency vet, where veterinarians treated him for life-threatening chemical burns.

The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Rodney Johnson, has been charged with one count of Animal Torture, a Class 3 felony and one count of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, a Class 4 felony. Sign below and demand that Johnson receive the maximum penalty possible, if convicted of this heinous crime.


Dear State’s Attorney Gibbons,

Charlie, a 10-year-old Maltese mix, was allegedly burned with lye and left to suffer for days in a horrific case of animal cruelty. This poor animal reportedly endured terrible agony, his skin slowly being eaten by the chemical, and he nearly died from his injuries before he was dropped off at the Madison Police Department. Rodney Johnson, a 45-year-old Granite City resident, has been identified as the suspect in this case.

Thanks to dedicated veterinarians and rescue workers, Charlie is recovering. However, apparent cruelty of this magnitude cannot be allowed to pass without the most severe legal consequences. I demand that you prosecute this case and seek the maximum penalty possible for the person found responsible.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pound Pets Inc

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