The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department investigators suspect two teenagers set a puppy on fire inside of a trash can on Saturday morning. Authorities had responded to a report of a suspicious person at the location where an eight-month-old puppy was found inside of a trash can on fire.
According to WjclNews, the incident occurred on the 600 block of East Lathrop Avenue. The fire was quickly extinguished and the pup was rushed to an emergency veterinarian for emergency treatment. The puppy is said to be “doing better” and veterinarians will know more about the little one’s condition in a few days. A police report indicates the dog suffered burns to 15 percent of his body and suffered from smoke inhalation.
An investigation continues although no arrests have been made at this time. The puppy is recovering at Savannah Animal Care. Anyone with information about this animal cruelty situation is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020.
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