I am not sure if any of you have heard of this story. There are some truly sick people out there. This is the latest article from the Denver Post regarding some sick **expletive** here in the Denver area. If you are an animal lover, such as myself, you will be as outraged as me.... Aurora authorities are investigating whether the death of a dog in a Dumpster is linked to two similar incidents reported Monday. Firefighters found the latest dog after they doused a fire in a Dumpster behind a church Wednesday night. On Monday, at least four puppies were stolen from the Colorado Humane Society shelter. Two were found burned to death. Two others survived. "We don't know right now what the connection is," if there is one, said Capt. Chris Henderson of the Aurora Fire Department. "We don't even know if the dog was alive when the fire was started." In Wednesday's case, firefighters responding to a neighbor's call found flames extending about a foot above the rim of the Dumpster behind a church at East 13th Avenue and Macon Street. When the blaze was extinguished, the firefighters found the body of the adult dog, which weighed about 50 pounds. Investigators could not determine the breed or age of the dog. The dog was severely burned, but it may have been thrown in the Dumpster after it died, Henderson said. Arson experts and Aurora detectives are investigating. The dog's body was taken to Colorado State University for a necropsy, Henderson said. Aurora detectives have contacted authorities in Arvada and Jefferson County to see if there are similarities between the Aurora case and Monday's incidents. At least four puppies and a kennel were stolen Monday from the Colorado Humane Society shelter, 2760 S. Platte River Drive. Two of the dogs were found burning in a kennel behind Colorado Cinemas Olde Town 14, 5550 Wadsworth Blvd., at 8:30 p.m. that night. One animal died. Three hours later, a third puppy from the shelter was found burning in a stairwell behind Bally Total Fitness, 8996 W. Bowles Ave. in south Jefferson County. A Bally employee caught a man standing over the burning animal, carrying two other dogs. The suspect ran, dropping one dog and carrying the other. The dog that was burned died. The one the suspect dropped survived. Monday's incidents sparked outrage across the metro area, said Mary Warren, director of the Colorado Humane Society. More than 150 people have contributed $5,000 to a fund establishing a reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.