Houston, TX – Police in Houston, Texas, are seeking answers in a horrible case of animal cruelty that claimed the life of a dog who was burned alive. According to the Houston Humane Society, the Houston Police Department and BARC were called out to the city’s Fifth Ward early Friday morning after receiving a report that a dog had been set on fire.
An ABC News report states that the dog, named Lucky, was doused in an accelerant and set on fire. His owners called the police after someone saw Lucky leashed and burning around 4 a.m. on Friday.
Lucky was transported to Houston Humane Society for veterinary care, but his burns were so severe that he suffered organ failure and died. As reported by Newsweek, Lucky had bruises and abrasions on his body that show he was beaten, and that he tried desperately to get away from his abusers.
Efforts are underway to find the individual(s) responsible for killing Lucky. Houston Humane said:
We are now working with HPD to try & uncover any information possible regarding who committed this heinous crime.
Please contact HPD directly or 832-927-PAWS with any information and help Houston Humane Society insure no animal must suffer at the hands of the human who did this, again.
Rest in peace Lucky.
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