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Shelter Continues To Search For Perfect A Home For Buddy, Dog Intentionally Burned By Child

The search continues for a “perfect” home for a Labrador retriever who suffered horrific injuries after a child intentionally set him on fire in April 2021. Buddy managed to survive the abuse, but the Tunica Humane Society has not secured his ideal new home.

On Sunday, the shelter updated Facebook followers about the beloved survivor, writing:

“My last update on Buddy was just before Christmas. We had hoped to have him settled in a loving home by the Holidays but things haven’t worked out that way. Our search still continues to find Buddy a family.”

Explaining that their quest for the “perfect home” continues because they want to find a family who will love Buddy for “all the right reasons.” The shelter wants to find someone that lives near Mississippi State University, so Buddy can continue receiving care and treatment from Dr. Swanson. The shelter knows that Buddy’s ideal home is out there somewhere; they said:

“All good things come to those who wait patiently. I know Buddy’s future is written in the stars. That special family will come along when the timing is right.”

Buddy still wears an e-collar much of the time because there is a small area between his eyes that has not yet healed and he tries to rub his face on things, which could tear open his fragile skin.

Tunica Humane describes Buddy’s demeanor and ideal home:

“Buddy loves to take walks. He loves to play fetch. He loves all the attention he can get from everyone he meets. He should do great with older children in a home. He needs an active family because he is an active dog. We still feel strongly that he needs to be the only dog in the home. He needs to be loved for all the right reasons, not just because he is famous.”

In the meantime, Buddy is being spoiled by his friends at Mississippi State, who adore him. The shelter writes:

“They have spent countless hours investing in his future. Teaching him manners and all kinds of commands. He is a happy, energetic, robust, typical lab except for the horrific injuries that he suffered at the hands of his abuser. Those scars will never leave him. They will always serve as his badge of courage and his undeniable will to live.”

If you think that you might be able to give Buddy the life that he deserves, please reach out to the Tunica Humane Society. You can find them on Facebook here. Find the website for the shelter at this link.

Note: The 12-year-old who set Buddy on fire admitted to the crime, but he could not be prosecuted under Mississippi law due to his age.

 

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24 COMMENTS

  1. I am in Ontario Canada and my heart aches for Buddy! xoxo <3 I have 3 rescue kitties, each from sad stories because of people. I wish Buddy could be with us but I don’t know how he is with cats and I don’t know how my cats would be with him, I think with time they would get along. My cats are going on 9, 11 and 13 this year. Give Buddy big hugs and kisses for me. I shake my head at what people do to animals and the innocence of these poor babies. We need the “Tit for Tat” program.

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  2. This monster brat needs to pay for what he did to this poor dog. Praying that he finds a good home and never suffers again

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  3. Poor sweet boy. Im in Maine or I would so fill out an application. Good luck handsome on finding that forever! I just know its out there some where.

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  4. This sociopath is a future serial killer. They always begin with animals and end up killing humans. He should be in a locked facility with constant supervision and his parents also need counciling on how to raise this child a lot better than they have in the past. Serious disfunctional family. Pets should also be removed from the home and he needs visits from the law on a continuing basis. I really wish he was in a facility because his parents are total failures.

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  5. What happened to this POS monster kid who set the dog on fire? Still unsupervised to horrifically abuse more innocent animals?🤬

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  6. This monster doesn’t need supervision, counseling, or incarceration. It’s what society needs to have in order to be safe from this sociopath, and that is elimination of him permanently. Therefore, execute him now.

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    • I said something like that on Facebook and got put in Facebook jail for 30 days. Whatever happened to freedom of spearhead?

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  7. A 12-year old child KNOWS right from wrong!! This is a future serial killer! Where are the kid’s parents??? They are just as guilty!! Maybe they should be charged as they are responsible for this POS. Too many innocent animals are being abused and killed and the people that are doing it are getting off or with just a light sentence. The jury, judge and court is just as guilty by letting these POS off the hook for whatever reason. TIME THAT JUSTICE IS SERVED FOR THESE INNOCENTS!

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  8. What a horrible child that is to do such an appalling and heinous thing to an animal. Prosecute this little monster. Poor sweet Buddy, I hope he finds his loving forever home soon.

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  9. good job mum and dad bringing another useless punkass brat into the world. future serial killer. i hope parents were fined heavily to pay for vet fees and the suffering poor angel went through. the brat shd be in a juvenile facility run by pedophiles.

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  10. A TWELVE YEAR OLD IS VERY VERY FAR FROM ANYTHING RESEMBLING INNOCENCE! IT DESERVES SEVERE PUNISHMENT AND TO BE MONITORED ITS ENTIRE LIFE!! IT NEEDS DEEP PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT FOR LIFE!

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  11. THE LAW IN THE INBRED DEEP SOUTH IS USELESS AND PROTECTS ITS IGNORANT CITIZENS! STREET JUSTICE! SOMEONE NEEDS TO BEAT THIS LITTLE POS UP A TIME OR TWO! STREET JUSTICE NOW!

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  12. The kid needs more than a bit of discipline u still know right from wrong at that age hope buddy finds a loving home soon love from the UK!!

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  13. THAT PIECE OF SHIT KID SHOULD HAVE BEEN. ABORTED WITH A RAZOR!!! KILL THE LITTLE COCKSUCKER, BUT LIGHT HIS ROTTEN DICK ON FIRE FIRST!!! 💪🇺🇸RENEE CARIGLIA

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  14. That little monster should have gone to jail or a juvenile detention center. He needs serious discipline and maybe some help. Personally, I don’t believe “help” will solve his problem. I think his behavior will just escalate. He’s probably out there torturing other animals or other little kids right now. Sorry, but that’s my opinion.

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  15. Kid is old enough to be punished! The parents need to be responsible for Buddy’s vet bills and long term care bills. Hit them were it hurts in their pockets maybe they will watch what their psycho kid is doing. They all should also be doing community service and cleaning up dog shit. Put the POS family to work and kid in psycho therapy

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