Lyons man accused of putting dog in oven

2013-01-21T22:51:00Z 2013-01-31T11:39:36Z Lyons man accused of putting dog in ovenDemocrat-Herald Albany Democrat Herald
January 21, 2013 10:51 pm  • 

Marion County deputies on Monday afternoon rescued a 9-pound, 6-year-old Chihuahua-pincher dog that had been subjected to cruelty and abuse at the hands of his temporary caretaker, according to the sheriff's office.

The caretaker had beaten the dog and also placed it in a heated oven, said Don Thomson, sheriff's public information officer, who provided this account:

The father of the abuser called Deputies Derek Ramseyer and Tom Barber on Friday afternoon. They learned that the same day, Keri Sanders, veterinarian at Arc Animal Care in Mill City, had treated the dog, Kudo.

Kudo was given care for multiple injuries and burns following in incident at the dog’s home in Lyons.

Their investigation revealed that Kudo had been left in the care of Kevin Dean Parrish, 20, of Lyons. The dog belongs to Parrish’s grandmother, who was out of state. Parrish and his brother live at the house with their grandmother on North Fork Road.

Parrish admitted to deputies that he had “anger issues” and that he’d lost his temper while dealing with the dog. He said on Friday, he was preparing lunch at his grandmother’s house. He had preheated the oven to cook some enchiladas and momentarily stopped fixing lunch to check on the dog.

As he reached into the dog’s kennel, it tried to “nip” him. Parrish said he lost control, grabbed the dog and started punching it in the head with his fist. He also admitted trying to strangle the dog.

Parrish said he then remembered that he’d preheated the oven to 350 degrees to cook his lunch. Because he was still mad at the dog, he decided to put the dog in the oven.

Parrish said he was prepared to leave him there, but he suddenly heard his brother coming into the house.

As Parrish removed the dog from the oven his brother confronted him. The brother and father then took the dog to the veterinarian for treatment.

Parrish was arrested Monday and booked at the Marion County Jail on one count of aggravated abuse 1, a class C felony. His bail is set at $10,000. He appeared in court Tuesday.

Parrish's brother and father took the animal to a veterinarian.

"As far as I know, he should make a full recovery," said Dr. Keri Sanders, who treated Kudo.

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  1. tuffmuff
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    tuffmuff - January 27, 2013 7:48 pm
    when Kevin Dean Parrish gets out of jail and things blow over and time goes on,.......I know what town he lives in and what his name is. I have three chihuahua's and they are my children as I am a widow. This boy is not going to see me coming for him, I will make him never want to hurt a little doggie ever again. If his Grandmother has not kicked him out yet I will talk with her or take her little doggie with me. this world has changed and there are a lot of ittiots out there now so I am in charge ! Doggie abusers are going to learn about and hear from me and word will get around the tuff muff is coming for them!
  2. pinkdaisy
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    pinkdaisy - January 23, 2013 11:03 am
    First of all this heartless P.O.S. should be locked up in a mental institution instead of jail. It's amazing what little respect he has for his grandmother who allows him to live in her home and sponge off of her. Hopefully when she heard of this she kicked his A$$ to the curb and left him out in the cold to suffer (tough love)! Thank goodness the father stepped in and took charge. Obviously he has no respect for animals and/or family......what/who's next......LOCK HIM UP! Maybe with some mental help he could be a contributing member to's to hoping.
  3. Ajax
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    Ajax - January 22, 2013 2:55 pm
    What will happen to him? Nothing

    Will he be punished or get the treatment he needs? No

    Will he be ordered to stay away from children? No.

    Will his anger surface again? Yes.
  4. Cruiser
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    Cruiser - January 22, 2013 12:16 pm
    WOW! Mental health is definitely needed.
  5. wrtrone
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    wrtrone - January 22, 2013 9:15 am
    Very unfortunate incident! extremely cruel! This person needs help, by all means, no doubt there. MY question is, was it necessary to write the details of what this poor dog went through? Wow!
  6. ohdear
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    ohdear - January 22, 2013 6:50 am
    OMG this is just horrific. That poor little dog........the kid should be kept out of society for a very long time. Bake a dog? omg.
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