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Scorched Puppy Found In North Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- For the second time this summer someone has burned a dog in Nashville.

Metro Animal Control found a severely burned puppy in the same North Nashville neighborhood where a dog died in June after being set on fire.

Someone burned the ears and face of a 5-month-old shepherd mix named Angel.

Billy Biggs, Metro Animal Control field operations officer, said it appeared that someone used a hand-held blow torch to burn the puppy.

Angel's owner Ozell Mitchell said it happened in the area around Seventeenth and Knowles streets. Mitchell said she saw her dog on fire Tuesday afternoon, but the dog didn't return home until Thursday.

"How could you hurt a little puppy like that," said Mitchell, who took in the stray dog.

She said she didn't think she'd be lucky enough to save the dog again.

Mitchell said her dog is a survivor.

A veterinarian treated the dog and said the dog should make a full recovery, but she might have to remove part of the dog's ear.

Angel is expected to return home within the next week.

This incident was reported five houses away from another attack in June in which a dog was doused in gasoline and set on fire. The animal died and five boys face felony charges.

A city worker found the dead animal in an alley. The abuse case outraged animal rights groups across the country. The boys arrested in that case ranged in age from 9 to 14.

Three of the five juveniles are on house arrest in that neighborhood. Police plan to question them about Angel.

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