Dog burner needs help, parents say

March 19, 2010

The woman who set two dogs on fire has mental problems, according to her parents. Katherine Brotherton’s mother and father, May and T.J. Brotherton, say they're angry and heartbroken over what their daughter did to the dogs. They say they love the dogs and called 911 right after they found Katherine had tried to kill them. They also say they took Katherine to Community North for a psychiatric evaluation, but she refused treatment. She was released from the hospital and remains in the Johnson County Jail where she faces felony counts for animal cruelty. The dogs are recovering at the Johnson County Animal Shelter.