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Boston terrier believed to have been burned

henryA $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest in the case of a Boston terrier found with what appeared to be chemical burns over 80 percent of his body.

“In all my years of doing rescue, I’ve seen a lot of things but I’ve never seen a dog in such horrific condition,” said Rachel Farmer, president and director of Boston Buddies, a rescue group dedicated to saving terriers in southern California.

“How anybody can do this is just beyond me,” Farmer told NBC 4 in Los Angeles.

The dog was found in El Monte and dropped off at a Baldwin Park shelter on May 29. Due to the extent of his injuries, he was euthanized the next day. He did have a microchip, showing he was registered in a Midwestern state.

The dog was emaciated, and burned so badly his muscles were showing through his skin in multiple places, rescuers said.

Farmer came across the dog, believed to be 8 to 10 years old, during her daily check at the Baldwin Park shelter, and informed authorities she wanted to take him. Within hours, though, veterinarians at the shelter told Farmer they needed to put him down.

A Boston Buddies volunteer picked up the dog — who was being called Henry — and took him to another vet for a second opinion, but it was the same as the first.

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is investigating what happened to Henry, and tests were underway to determine if his injuries were a result of being burned.


Comment from Robin Ouellette
Time June 7, 2013 at 2:10 pm

where do we sign to catch this bastard

Comment from KateH
Time June 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

How long did the ‘shelter’ let the poor dog suffer? If Ms. Farmer hadn’t seen him and asked to help him, how long would that ‘shelter’ have waited to do something?!

Comment from Edith
Time June 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I, too, don’t understand how shelters can just leave a badly injured dog untreated for days at a time. Mama Petunia was that way. Huh?

Comment from rhonda
Time June 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm

how can any body be so mean

Comment from Anonymous
Time June 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I would PAY $5000 for 10 minutes alone with the demonic son of a ……..that did this!

Comment from BLANCHE
Time June 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm

My heart is breaking for this poor defenceless Boston……How could someone hurt them, but then again, if human life means nothing to some people, an animal would be nothing to them….I hope when s/he is found, they are prosecuted to the full extent of the legal system……COWARDLY, SICK BASTARDS.

Comment from Donna
Time June 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Wow, unbelievable that anyone can do this to anything,,, and the sad thing is the charges are so little,,, Please track down who did this he needs to suffer just the same… and eye for an eye… I have a boston and they are great dogs,,, to do this to any living thing that person needs to punished beyond to the fullest.

Comment from TONY
Time June 9, 2013 at 10:01 am

Dear god father Almighty Someone Has Sinned And Tortured One Of Your greatest Creations ….Please Find and Punish To Burn In HELL.

Comment from Aldo
Time June 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm

This makes me so sad.