A woman from south Phoenix admitted pouring gasoline on her two dogs to stop them from fighting. Moments later, the dogs ran by a lit barbecue in the yard and caught on fire. They are currently fighting for their lives.
According to AZFamily, the owner of the two pit bulls, Lonnie Harper, was arrested and taken to the Maricopa County Detention Center where she faces two counts of felony animal cruelty. Harper told authorities she tried at first to use water to break the dogs up, but it didn’t work, however she has claimed the dogs catching on fire was a terrible accident.
The incident occurred six-days prior, but instead of rushing the dogs to a veterinarian for emergency treatment, Harper googled burn treatments for dogs and subsequently watched YouTube videos. She then treated the dogs herself, and even cut off dead skin.
The dogs have been transferred to the Arizona Humane Society’s Second Chance Trauma Hospital. Lavi suffered burns to 30% of his body, and Beaste suffered deeper wounds and lacerations. To help with their veterinarian expenses, donations can be made by clicking here.
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