Dog set alight survives

2014-03-25 08:34

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Tampa - A dog that was set on fire in Arcadia, Florida, was transferred on Sunday to receive treatment at BluePearl Veterinary hospital in Tampa, one of nine nationally recognised veterinary trauma centres in the US.

Doctors from BluePearl are treating the 1-year-old female mixed-breed dog that was named Hope by her rescuers with the Hardee Animal Rescue Team.

According to the organisation Hope was allegedly set on fire by her owner on Thursday morning in Arcadia.

US media report that the dog was doused with kerosene and the owner threw a cigarette on the dog.

The animal has been under intensive care and is being monitored.

“We’re very thankful for all of the public interest in helping Hope”, said Leigh Sockalosky, president of the hospital.

“Hope’s will to survive along with her positive medical assessments made her a prime candidate for treatment and we are hopeful she will recover and have a much happier life.”

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