In Kansas City, Kansas, a four-month-old puppy was found running down the street after someone set her on fire. On Saturday, the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City began treating the puppy, who when found, suffered from second and third degree burns covering half of her body. According to the organization’s Facebook page, authorities believe this may have been an intentional act of animal cruelty:
“Every so often we see glimpses of humankind at its worst & today is one of those days. These pictures are graphic, but we want you to meet Aurora, a ~4 month old pitbull mix puppy who was brought to us today with 2nd & 3rd degree burns covering almost half of her body. She was reported to the local authorities while seen running down the street after being set on fire. Aurora was then picked up at 813 S. Ferree St. in KCK and brought to us through our Ray of Hope partnership with KCK Animal Services. She is now safe and being treated for her severe injuries, which will require about one month of burn care & may result in permanent scarring. Although we haven’t known Aurora long we can already see she is one brave little pup!”
If anyone has any information about this puppy now named Aurora, please contact Detective Gunzenhauser with the Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Kansas City Police Department – KCKPD at 913.573.6058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations can be made to Ray of Hope, Gabriel’s Fund for injured animals or directly to Aurora’s fund. The puppy will also need a foster home; if interested in helping, please contact the shelter or call (913) 596-1000.
(Photos of Kansas City puppy Aurora via Facebook)
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