Neighbors share disturbing details of dog's death - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Neighbors share disturbing details of dog's death

Posted: Updated:

HERRIN, Ill. -- Police continue an investigation after a woman in Herrin was arrested in connection with the death of a dog.

Police arrested 39-year-old Sandra Cain on animal cruelty charges and took her to the Williamson County Jail Saturday.

Neighbors are in shock, calling the situation disturbing.

"It was very vicious for her to sit there and choke that dog in one neighbor's yard, and come down two houses down and pick up a brick and bash that dog's head, that was just uncalled for," said Kelly Hart, of Herrin.

The family whose dog was killed told News 3 it all unfolded after an altercation escalated between a homeowner and someone else living in a tent in their backyard. They say Cain beat the dog to death following the physical altercation between the two women.

A neighbor captured video on his surveillance cameras claiming it shows the woman carrying out the attack on the dog. You never see her hitting the dog, but you see her carrying it behind a fence. One man described how the woman then used a creek and a neighbor's hose to rinse herself off following the attack.

It's a situation parents in the area call alarming.

"It's sad that anybody can get enraged that much to hurt an animal," said Paula Parkis, mother of four who lives down the street from where the incident happened.

She told News 3 her children enjoy playing outside and she's thankful they and other children in the area did not witness the attack.

"Anywhere it's just not ok, it's not acceptable in humanity period, whether it be a cat, a dog, or another human being," Parkis said.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Locals give heroes welcome to honor flight veterans

    Locals give heroes welcome to honor flight veterans

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-10-17 04:10:49 GMT

    MARION, Ill -- An estimated 3,000 supporters attended the Welcome Home celebration at Veterans Airport Tuesday. When participants arrived back from a full day of touring war memorials in Washington D.C., they were greeted by locals waving American flags and homemade banners.  

    MARION, Ill -- An estimated 3,000 supporters attended the Welcome Home celebration at Veterans Airport Tuesday. When participants arrived back from a full day of touring war memorials in Washington D.C., they were greeted by locals waving American flags and homemade banners.  

  • New Madrid Fault: A look at early earthquake warning

    New Madrid Fault: A look at early earthquake warning

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-10-17 04:06:15 GMT

    WSIL -- We're all familiar with warnings for weather, but what about earthquakes? It's a natural disaster that's much more damaging and wide reaching with a storied history in our area. Scientists estimate the probability of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake along the New Madrid Fault in the next 50 years at 28-46 percent. 

    WSIL -- We're all familiar with warnings for weather, but what about earthquakes? It's a natural disaster that's much more damaging and wide reaching with a storied history in our area. Scientists estimate the probability of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake along the New Madrid Fault in the next 50 years at 28-46 percent. 

  • Redbird Machinery Repair Offers Nearly 100 Jobs

    Redbird Machinery Repair Offers Nearly 100 Jobs

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-10-16 22:58:30 GMT

    ELDORADO, IL-- Redbird Machinery Repair is hiring for multiple full time positions. They're hoping to fill dozens of coal mining jobs throughout Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky, and Indiana. Israel Burtis, Human Resource said, "There's a fast demand in the coal mines for coal miners right now and coal mines are continuing to grow back again." 

    ELDORADO, IL-- Redbird Machinery Repair is hiring for multiple full time positions. They're hoping to fill dozens of coal mining jobs throughout Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky, and Indiana. Israel Burtis, Human Resource said, "There's a fast demand in the coal mines for coal miners right now and coal mines are continuing to grow back again." 

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
Slideshows
loading...
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WSIL. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.