A tiny Chihuahua mix pup is recuperating from serious injuries believed to have been caused by someone intentionally setting him on fire, reported the Inland Valley Humane Society on Wednesday. According to a press release, the injured pup was discovered by a good Samaritan in an alley in Pomona, California, on Monday.
According to KTLA News, the eight-week-old pup, dubbed “Rocket,” was found on the 900 block of Loma Vista Street – after the good Samaritan smelled burnt flesh, and realized that the pup was in pain, he was rushed to the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA veterinarians where it was discovered that he was suffering from second-degree burns over much of his body.
The puppy had no form of identification on his body – the shelter is investigating the situation as a deliberate act of animal cruelty. Rocket remains in critical condition and he is receiving round-the-clock care for his wounds.
A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible. Anyone with any information is urged to call the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA
Individuals who would like to make a donation for Rocket’s care can do so at this link.
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