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Charred Dog Recovers At Shelter

Billy Biggs and Judy Ladebauche Billy Biggs and Judy Ladebauche

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A nearly 7-month-old dog someone set on fire a month ago in North Nashville is expected to recover.

Officials said Angel sustained injuries that will affect her for the rest of her life.

Metro animal control officers and police are still looking for whoever is responsible for the dog's injuries.

"Whoever done this didn't use gas," said Billy Biggs, animal control officer. "It looks more like a hand-held blow torch, or something because it didn't burn all the way to the skin."

Someone set fire to the dog in the area around Seventeenth Avenue and Knowles Street. 

She ran off and later returned to the area when animal Control captured her.

Metro Animal Control Director Judy Ladebauche said in a couple of weeks Angel can be adopted. 

"She is wonderful.  She loves everyone," Ladebauche said. "She seems totally non-aggressive toward other dogs."

Angel's original owner relinquished custody. The dog will require daily medical attention from her new owner.

"The one eyelid is basically gone, so she will need drops in her eye on a daily basis for the rest of her life," Ladebauche said.

Whoever adopts the animal will have to apply special creams to the burn areas.

"She's going to need continual medical care," Ladebauche said. "She just needs to be a dog someone wants to walk on a leash and have lying at their feet the rest of the day."

Nashville Crime Stoppers and the Humane Society of the United States are offering thousand of dollars in rewards for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.

In addition, Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000.

If anyone has information call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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