It’s unbelievable how cruel some people can be to dogs. Too many animals have found in terrible condition, abused and injured by cruel humans.
But thankfully there are also kind people in the world willing to step up and give these animals a second chance. That is the case for one dog, who is now recovering after being set on fire.
On the morning of December 5, a Labradoodle in Dekalb County, Georgia was set on fire by a currently-unknown assailant, according to 11ALIVE. Witnesses found him in time to put out the flames as the attacker fled, but the dog was seriously hurt and in critical condition.
The dog, now named Will, was taken to Dog Days Rescue, a local nonprofit. They were shocked by the incident, calling it a “horrendous act of evil.”
They put Will under constant medical supervision, giving him antibiotics, IV medications and creams for his burns.
He also began a painful but necessary medical process called debridement to remove necrotic skin. They also noticed he had scars from old wounds, indicating he had been abused before the fire incident.
While they faced an uphill battle, they remained confident that Will would survive from the attack.
The poor dog has been pulling through, enduring a difficult regimen of medical treatments. Despite everything, the rescue says he is “in good spirits.”
“I can’t imagine going through such trauma and being so sweet the next day,” Dog Days Rescue wrote on Facebook. “Another testament to how amazing dogs are.”
Donations also poured in, with concerned animal lovers helping to fund Will’s care and $5,000 medical treatment. “The outpouring of support has been amazing,” the rescue wrote. “Please know that I’m beyond grateful for every single donation and prayer he receives!”
Will isn’t out of the woods yet, but he has been responding well to the treatments and the rescue is confident he will pull through.
“[Will] seems to be his normal, he was tail wags and kisses again!” the rescue wrote. “He continues to receive as much love and attention as he can handle.”
According to 11Alive, there is a $7,000 reward for information about the perpetrator who set Will on fire offered by Crime Stoppers Atlanta and PETA, although the case is still open.
Will is still in the hospital and will remain there for at least a month, and while they are not ready to accept adoption requests at this time, he will go to a foster home once he is out of the hospital to continue is recovery.
It’s horrible that Will was treated so cruelly, but we’re glad he is now in loving hands and on the road to recovery. We wish him nothing but love and happiness for the rest of his life.
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