Dog set on fire in Arizona

Arizona woman accused of setting house and dog on fire

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A dog is fighting for her life after her owner allegedly doused her with an accelerant and set her, and a house, on fire. As reported by AZ Family, the troubling incident took place on the afternoon of May 7 in Tuscon at the home of the suspect, identified as 39-year-old Dean Sherfield Finley.

Woman accused of setting dog on fire

According to a family member, Finley purchased gasoline before returning home and doused her dog, Lovely, in the flammable liquid. Before anyone could stop her, the dog was set on fire. According to reports, while a family member worked to put out the flames on the dog, the accused woman set fire to the house.

Firefighters were able to put out the blaze at Finley’s home and the injured dog was rushed to Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) for life-saving treatment.

Current status of dog who was set on fire

On Thursday, PACC updated Facebook followers about the injured dog and her condition:

Lovely is in our care after her owner poured gasoline on her and lit her on fire. She has a 50/50 chance of survival but we are doing everything we can to save her life. She needs to go to a specialist which will be costly but probably lifesaving.

Lovely is receiving round-the-clock care. PACC Director Kristen Auerbach told AZ Family,

“Lovely has a whole team of lifesavers behind her. This little dog has a tragic story and potentially life-threatening injuries, but we’re going to do everything we can to save her and show her she is loved.”

How you can help this injured dog

Saving Lovely’s life will be expensive. Donations for her ongoing veterinary expenses can be made to the Friends of Pima Animal Care Center.

Or at this link.

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13 replies
  1. Gizmos Mommy says:

    Fuck that ugly piece of shit. Set that bitch on fire or crucify her by the rice kernel method which will slowly roast her to death. Do it in the desert in the heat of the day. That fuckin skank doesn’t deserve to exist. Filthy POS. I’m fed up with taxpayers being forced to care for criminals providing these maggots with better food and care than many senior citizens and others. Enough is enough.

  2. Adrienne says:

    Too many dogs set on fire by teens, the owners of the dogs or just random crazies. These sub humans should just end their own lives and be done with it rather than direct their anger on a defenseless animal. There has to be signs to show that a person or teen is capable of doing things like this whether it be at home or school. People don’t just wake up and decide they are going to torture/kill people or animals. There has to be signs that are being ignored until too late. No simple answer to all this madness.

  3. J. Martin says:

    I’d do more than set this vile ugly CUNT on fire. OH HELL YES .. she’d be begging for death by the time I was done with her.

  4. Susan Raudenbush says:

    WHAT THE HELL???? Sick F’ing people I just don’t get it :/ Eye for an eye., she’ll get her karma


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