Dallas puppy set on fire dies of injuries

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Posted on April 14, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 12:28 PM

DALLAS — A dog found badly burned at a Pleasant Grove apartment complex last week has died, according to the organization that had been trying to save him.

Justice, a four-month-old Labrador-terrier mix, was burned over 60 percent of his body.

DFW Rescue Me reported on its Facebook page Saturday morning that Justice passed away on Friday night.

"After hours of treatment, the doctors at A&M determined he had 3rd degree burns on 70 percent of his little body. Some of the tissue had become infected and they were not able to keep his blood pressure up. He passed away during the evening," the organization's statement said.

Police said a group of teenage boys set the dog on fire.

The puppy was named Justice in honor of another Pleasant Grove dog that was set on fire three years ago.

A special hotline is available for anyone with information about what happened to Justice. Phone calls can be made anonymously to 214-373-8477.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering a $5,000 reward for any tips leading to an arrest.

Police say those responsible are facing felony charges for torturing Justice.

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