Heart-Wrenching: Virginia Authorities Search For Person Who Tied A Poor Dog To The Pole And Set Him On Fire

Animals

February 18, 2019 13:58 By Fabiosa

Research shows a strong connection between animal cruelty and other crimes, proving that people who are cruel to animals usually have a connection to violence, drugs, and abuse.

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Sadly, dogs are the most common victims of animal abuse, representing 65% of documented cases.

Tommy, the fighter

Richmond animal care and control revealed in a Facebook post that a dog had been set on fire by an unknown man.

The male pitbull, now named Tommy, was tied up on a Sunday night in Abner Clay Park and was covered in acceleratant.

Firefighters rushed to the scene immediately and had to put off the flame.The poor dog suffered burns in more than 40% of his body.

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According to the shelter’s Facebook post, witnesses claimed to see a man wearing many pants running away from the scene.

Tommy is currently undergoing treatment at the Virginia Veterinary Center. However, he is a strong fighter and is improving day by day.

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The vets say that, if he lives, his treatment going forward will be very expensive. They are asking for help from the public to raise funds for Tommy

Reporting animal cruelty

Tommy now has a chance of survival because some kind people who took it upon themselves to call the authorities when he was spotted in distress.

It is our moral duty to report any suspected form of animal cruelty and abuse.  

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  • It is essential you find out the phone number of the proper authorities for animal cruelty in your area and save it;
  • You will also need to have a written report of the abuse, documenting the ’where’ and  ’when’ the suspected abuse occurred;
  • Pictures should also help the case;
  • While cases reported anonymously are given attendance, it is better to report incidents in person.

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We wish Tommy a very safe recovery and hope more people begin to give their all towards the fight against animal cruelty.

No animal deserves to suffer.

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