Puppy was found abandoned with severe chemical burns — now police are looking for the perpetrator

It’s unimaginable that anyone would want to hurt an innocent animal. People who commit animal abuse should face the severest consequences.

After one poor puppy was found with severe burns, police have been searching for the perpetrator… and now there’s a reward for information.

The New Hanover Sheriff’s Office, in North Carolina, received a call in March about a 6-8 week old puppy who was found abandoned.

Not only that, the dog had severe acid burns all over his face, legs and body.

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His rescuers named the dog Oscar. For the past month, he’s been making a steady recovery despite his terrible injuries.

“He was greeted with lots of hugs, love and treats,” Lt. Jerry Brewer, the NHSO’s public information officer, told WWAY News. “He received his first puppy vaccinations and is now on flea and heart worm preventative.”

Oscar will require some dental surgeries so he will be able to eat normally, but otherwise he will live a normal, happy life. He’s already in good spirits, playing with the other dogs in his new foster home.

“He’s a puppy, he loves playing,” Brewer added. “He’s doing well with his foster family.”


But while it’s good to hear that the poor dog is recovering, the person who burned him and left him for dead is still out there… and the authorities want answers.

As the NHSO continues its investigation, animal rights organization PETA has put forward a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction.

“Someone dumped this little dog, who was likely scared and in tremendous pain from the burns covering his body, on the side of the road,” said PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien.

“PETA is asking for the public’s help in identifying this puppy and holding his abusers responsible for tormenting and abandoning him.”

Anyone with information can contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Animal Services Unit at (910) 798-7517.

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