Fake Craigslist Post Investigated For Animal Cruelty

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BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Belleville police say they got an e-mail about a possible animal cruelty case.  The e-mail said that someone made a post to craigslist with the title, “Keeping the Peace (Belleville)” with a picture of a bloody dog.  The body of the post said, “5:30 in the morning is not time to hear your dog barking.  A good dog is a quiet dog.”

An investigator was sent to follow up on the post.  They found a news article from Australia with the same picture from the Craigslist post. They believe the person who made the threat used the photo from the article and used it in the post. The post has been flagged abd removed from Craigslist.

Police do not know who posted the offensive post to Craigslist.  If you have any information on who posted the picture call police at:  (618) 394-2070

See the picture here:  Australian article where police believe the posted pulled the picture from.