Wisconsin dog "Big Boy" burned to death, 13-year-old arrested

"Big Boy" had to be euthanized.
"Big Boy" had to be euthanized.
Screen grab via WISN

The animal abuse stories out of Wisconsin just keep getting worse.

First we had Bryan Hutcherson of Oshkosh, who starved his pit pull to death because feeding it was just too stressful. Now we have an unnamed 13-year-old in Milwaukee being investigated for beating a little dog with a stick, dousing it with gasoline, and setting it on fire.

Tyrone Skinner and Clarissa Burnette had given the miniature pinscher, named "Big Boy," to their kids two years ago as a present.

They let the little dog out for a run on April 9, and never saw it again.

How do you explain this dog's beating and burning to a little kid?
How do you explain this dog's beating and burning to a little kid?

Now "Big Boy" is dead.

Animal control had to euthanize the poor thing because it was beaten and burned so badly. And animal lovers held a candlelight memorial for the dog on Sunday.

"I loved him; he was the best dog ever," 11-year-old Josephine Burnette told WISN.

How do you explain such a cold-heated attack on a defenseless animal like that to a little kid? Maybe the 13-year-old kid arrested in the case on Saturday has a good explanation.

Related: Bryan Hutcherson charged after starving pit bull to death

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