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Columbia Missourian

Mo. woman faces charges after severe animal abuse

By The Associated Press
July 26, 2013 | 8:45 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS— A St. Louis woman is facing animal cruelty charges for what an animal rights activist is calling one of the worst cases of animal abuse he's seen, and authorities say it was bragging on Facebook that led to her arrest.

The dog was found July 10, chained and severely burned after being set on fire. He was taken to Stray Rescue of St. Louis for medical treatment but died. Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim says the injuries were horrific.

Stray Rescue says the suspect, Adrienne Martin, put a posting on Facebook that read in part, "I'm on killa mode ... kill dogs ... today."

Mayor Francis Slay's Animal Cruelty Task Force began in October. The task force has made more than two dozen arrests and investigated more than 100 cases.