Pasado's Safe Haven is hoping that the offering of a reward will help draw out information about the person responsible for a heinous act of animal cruelty which took place earlier this month in Centralia, Wash.
A $2,500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for sadistically killing a Labrador retriever mix named "Crom."
Crom's mutilated body, which had been wrapped in a sweater and set on fire, was found on railroad tracks, and his head, which had been severed, was found weeks later.
According to Pasado's Safe Haven,
Crom’s body was discovered by local firefighters only blocks from his home on the railroad tracks of Centralia, Washington - engulfed in flames. Extinguishing the fire, firefighters were horrified to observe Crom wrapped in a sweater, skinned, his fur entirely burned and his head severed from his body.
Prior to his untimely, cruel death, Crom was a beloved family dog who belonged to Tim Filer and Michelle Nelson. The couple had been looking for their dog, who escaped from his house while in pursuit of a cat, and were horrified to learn of his grisly death.
Tim Filer told KOMO 4 News:
"I was hysterical when I saw him. I fell down on the tracks and I just kind of sobbed for a little while,"
One of the responding firefighters, Captain Tim Adolphsen, said that this was one of the most disturbing things that he had ever witnessed.
Local police, and Pasado's Safe Haven, are hoping to find the person who was capable of such a gruesome, cruel and disturbing crime.
The animal protection organization stated:
Our investigators are in the field searching for suspects now. If you have information regarding Crom's attack, please come forward and call Pasado’s Cruelty Investigations line at 206-300-7218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All tips will remain anonymous
If you would like to continue receiving the latest dog related news, tips and advice, please click the "Subscribe" icon which is located at the top of this column.
It is free and anonymous to sign up For updates and further discussion, follow the National Dog News Examiner on Facebook and Twitter!
I am human; if you see a typo, please let me know. Questions, comments or story ideas can be emailed to Eims1@live.com.