More than two weeks ago, a friendly dog returned to his home in Senatobia, Mississippi dragging an extension cord around his neck; his face blackened, his fur burned off, blinded and completely charred.
The Labrador retriever, who had been discovered in shock on Peavine Road in Tate County on April 22, had been set on fire; most of the burns involved his face. Just days later, the Tate County’s Sheriff’s Office released a statement that a child under the age of 12 had purposely set Buddy on fire, but no criminal charges could be pursued because of the child’s age.
The Tunica Humane Society has been caring for Buddy, and although they are just as frustrated that no charges can be filed against the child, the volunteers and staff continue to concentrate on Buddy’s rehabilitation.
Buddy’s latest update indicates tremendous improvement in his condition.
“If you look closely, you will see Buddy’s fur growing back around his nose… And his nose looks perfect.We are so, so excited about his forward progress!
“We can’t wait to reunite these two. Nothing more comforting than spending time with an old friend.”