Bossier detectives investigating dog with severe burns

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Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a case in which a dog was found in south Bossier Parish last week with what appears to be some type of chemical burn or bad reaction.

Detectives were initially concerned when they saw that the dog appeared to have been suffering from some type of burn on its back, such as intentionally being set on fire, but the veterinarian’s office says that does not appear to be the case.

A passerby contacted Bossier Parish Animal Control around noon Wednesday, Sept. 21, to say they found the dog on Highway 527 in South Bossier, suffering from what appeared to be a burn on its back.  Bossier Parish Animal Control quickly picked up the dog and brought her to Bossier City Animal Control for treatment and evaluation.  The rescue group, Friends of Bossier City Animal Control, then transported the injured dog to the Benton Animal Hospital for further treatment.

Bossier detectives have been in contact with the veterinarian’s office, and they have indicated that the dog was not set on fire nor does it appear the dog was intentionally burned.  Rather, they say, the dog appears to have suffered some type of chemical burn or a reaction to a possible treatment on the animal with some type of products not approved for use on a dog.

“Our primary concern was to determine is this was an animal cruelty act in which someone intentionally set this little dog on fire, and thankfully, that does not appear to be the case,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.  “This dog seems to have some pretty severe burns of some type on her body, but at least she’s in good hands now and will hopefully fully recover.”

Detectives will continue their investigation into just what happened to this dog.  They are also asking the public’s help in finding the dog’s owner; if you have any information about this case or to whom this this dog may belong, please contact the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203.

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