A pit bull puppy has been saved in New Jersey after a sicko set him on fire with a blowtorch.
The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland said adorable 3-month-old Tyler was one of two dogs believed to have been attacked — with the fate of the other one as yet unknown.
“Tyler was found, injured, burned and bleeding, a week ago,” the refuge posted on Facebook on Monday. “A witness saw Tyler and another dog lit on fire, we suspect with a blowtorch.”
The animal hospital gave no more details on Tyler’s attack but said it was working with Paterson police. It did not know what happened to the other dog the witness say was also set on fire.
“It is inconceivable that someone could do this to two living, breathing, feeling beings,” the animal refuge wrote.
Saying their “hearts break” for what Tyler was put through, the posting stressed, “It is even more painful to imagine the fate of the other dog that was lit on fire.”
The refuge said Tyler was stable and responding well to treatment, which included having dead skin cut away and him being put on fluids. A plasma transfusion may be needed later, the refuge said.
“Tyler is a victim, yes, but he is also a hero as he speaks to the perseverance and forgiving nature of dogs, particularly pit bulls, who are by far the most abused, exploited and misunderstood breed,” the post read.
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