NC animal control officer pays for burned dog’s treatment

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — An animal control officer in Cumberland County paid for a dog’s veterinarian bills after it was severely burned, according to WNCN.

Deputies responded to 1370 Davis St. in Fayetteville after someone reported seeing a dog on fire.

An investigation revealed that James Franklin Quick, 23, allegedly set the dog on fire after an altercation with the dog’s owner, a woman he used to date.

Dominique Daniel Clark, the dog’s owner, told deputies she let her Chihuahua-mix “Cocoa” run around the yard before the incident. After Clark let her out to play she told WNCN she heard “Cocoa” scratching and crying at the door.

When Clark’s son opened the door to let the dog in, he saw “Cocoa” was on fire. Clark said she used her clothing to put the fire out.

Quick was later arrested and charged with animal cruelty and burning of personal property, according to WNCN.

He is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $40,000 secured bond.

Lt. Elaine Smith of Cumberland County Animal Control paid for approximately $1,000 worth of treatment for “Cocoa.”

“Cocoa’s” veterinarian said she is “doing well.”


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