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.
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.
More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page
14-year-old dog has been waiting to be saved in California for nearly a month – learn more here.
Animal control officer charged with cruelty for allegedly slamming tiny kitten to the floor – read more here.
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