Recovery setback for puppy set on fire

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Posted on April 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 12:28 PM

DALLAS -- A setback in the recovery of a dog, found badly burned at a Pleasant Grove apartment complex last week.

Justice, a 4-month-old Labrador-terrier mix, was burned over 60 percent of his body.

News 8 learned that his abdomen was burned worse than veterinarians first thought. Justice was moved to the Texas A&M Small Animal Hospital this afternoon.

Jim Wenger with DFW Rescue Me provided an update on Justice Thursday around 7:30 p.m.

"After a thorough examination and review of all the medical records, veterinarians at Texas A&M said that Justice’s condition was stable and that the 4-month-old puppy has a better than 50/50 chance of survival," Wenger wrote. "They will be able to keep his pain under control with medication and sedation as needed during daily treatments to clean and debride his skin to remove the dead tissue and promote healing.

"Doctors expect that Justice will remain at A&M for two to three weeks while undergoing treatment. Daily updates on his condition will be posted on DFW Rescue Me’s Facebook page," he continued.

Police said a group of teen 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.
 

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