Puppy Gets New Home After Being Set On Fire

A Raleigh woman is getting to know her new puppy after winning the right to adopt a pit bull that had been set on fire in July in Fayetteville.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that Red was headed home with Catherine Woodard on Friday.

The Woodards were among the more than 100 people who asked to be included in a drawing to find a new home for Red. The dog was about 11 weeks old when he was set on fire, leaving a large scar along his left side and another along his left leg.

Investigators charged 24-year-old Tony Brian Knolle with animal cruelty. Knolle has not been tried in the case.

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  • by m Location: eastern nc on Dec 5, 2010 at 07:33 AM
    fyi, the law is called "Susie's Law"...and it's designed for monsters such as this guy...but ncyankee is correct, since the crime was committed before Susie's law came into effect, he probably won't spend much if any time behind bars where he belongs.
  • by to ncyankee on Dec 4, 2010 at 07:13 PM
    Since Knolle committed this heinous act before that law was enacted, I doubt they can charged and sentence him under it. I feel he should be treated the same way he treated that poor pup.
  • by Papa Tinsley Location: Vanceboro on Dec 4, 2010 at 05:58 PM
    Maybe Knolle should have his privates set on fire...
  • by kathryn Location: gatesville on Dec 4, 2010 at 05:29 PM
    No matter what the breed, this poor little dog did not deserve what this monster did to it. Thank goodness he survived and was wanted by so many families. I hope he has a wonderful life with his new family. So hard to believe someone could treat a little puppy that way.
  • by M Location: Greenville on Dec 4, 2010 at 02:35 PM
    Best wishes for that precious doggy. Pit bulls are really such sweet dogs. In the spirit of Christmas, I won't say what I really think about the former owner.
  • by ncyankee Location: goldsboro on Dec 4, 2010 at 12:55 PM
    so why hasn't this guy been charged, the new Sophies law as signed in effect by the governor, so lets put it to use and stop these horrible crimes against innocent animals. good luck and lots of love to the new owners and the puppy,

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