Man Arrested for Putting Dog Inside Oven

LYONS, Ore. —  In a disturbing case of animal abuse, a 20-year-old man from Marion County is accused of taking his grandmother’s nine-pound dog and throwing it in an oven.

Kevin Dean Parrish, of Lyons,  admitted to deputies that he has “anger issues” and lost his temper last Friday when he said his grandmother’s chihuahua “Kudo” nipped at him when he was babysitting the dog.

Parrish said he lost control, grabbed the dog and began punching it in the head and trying to strangle it. He then threw the dog into an oven that was already preheated at 350 degrees.

He said he was prepared to leave the dog in the oven when he heard his brother come in the house. After a confrontation between the brothers, Kudo was removed and taken to a veterinarian for treatment. The dog suffered cuts and bruises to his head, his body hair was singed and three of legs badly burned.

Parrish was arrested by Marion County sheriff’s deputies and charged with one county of Aggravated Animal Abuse. He is set to appear in court on Tuesday.


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  1. CJ says:

    His problem is not just “anger issues”. It is only a sick, depraved monster that, angry or not, could even fathom doing something as horrific and cruel as putting an animal in a hot oven. If it hadn’t been for the brother coming home in time this lowlife piece of trash would’ve baked the poor little dog to death. Whatever punishment he’s going to get isn’t enough. This is the kind of sick individual who is capable of doing unimaginable things to humans as well. That kind of remorseless cruelty doesn’t just stop at animals.

    1. Carma says:

      Thank you, CJ, for saying what you did. It’s so true and has been shown again and again to be the case that those who abuse animals also abuse humans at some point. A horror of this type should be treated as if it had happened to a person. Why society draws a line and says abuse of animals is different than abuse of people is beyond reasoning. A list similar to that we have for sex offenders should be maintained so we can all see where monsters such as Kevin Dean Parrish live is not just appropriate, but necessary.

    2. Jamie says:

      he already has the looks of a serial killer lock him away and lose the key

  2. jml says:

    Glad he wasn’t mad at grandma. He needs serious help.

  3. Tim says:

    Please give me 5 minutes alone with this waste of life..he needs to be punched in the head strangled and thrown in an oven

  4. LI says:

    I’d say punching and trying to strangle a chihuahua and then setting it on fire in the oven suggest that you need to be locked up in psych ward for the rest of your life.

  5. Johnny Appleseed says:

    He blew it – now he can’t own a gun…

  6. Postone says:

    I personally don’t like dogs but I wouldn’t hurt one. I hope this guy gets a year in Jail!

  7. Sherman says:

    Would you want him to own a gun?

  8. nature lover says:

    This is definately a serious issue and I hope it is dealt with accordingly and not with a slap on the wrist. This is definatley a frightful person. I agree, good thing he wasn’t mad at Granny. Where does this come from; our corrupt society? the disintegration of our family? Can someone like this change? I also agree with the poster who would like to punch him in the head, sounds like he could have used it before now.

  9. Cyndi says:

    Proof that banning any type of guns will not stop a deranged individual!

    1. Michele says:

      Yes, this so sad… he clearly needs A LOT of mental health treatment, no one like that should be anywhere near the human population or animals. Lock him away and get him help. That poor, innocent dog. Animal cruelty is the same as harming a child… it is an innocent being that completely relies on the owner or parent to care for it. Sounds like it had good reason to bite him. I hope he gets the treatment he needs, because they most likely wont lock him away long enough to save the next animal or person he harms.

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