Dog Burned, Abandoned in North Hollywood Fully Recovers

The 3-year-old pup named Indy was set on fire on the Fourth of July, but is making a comeback from his burn injuries.

(Photo Credit: YouTube).
(Photo Credit: YouTube).
A 3-year-old dog that was badly burnt by someone over the summer and left to die in North Hollywood has made a full recovery and is readying for adoption, KTLA reports.

Nicknamed Indy, the Staffordshire Terrier had to undergo a series of surgeries to heal wounds to his stomach, legs and paws.

"There were fireworks strapped to him and they lit them on fire,” Dr. Daniel Slaton, of the Westlake Village Animal Hospital, told KTLA. “That’s the burn mark patterns through the back of the legs,” Slaton said. “As he was walking, it was burning the back of his feet.”

Now, Indy is up and about again and is nearing completion of training to become a therapy dog, according to the network.

Click here to read more about Indy's recovery.

A suspect is still being sought in the case.

On July 4, a vehicle was reportedly parked at Kittridge Street and Hamlin Street, one block east of Laurel Canyon Road. A witness spotted a male suspect pulling a wounded dog by the collar off the truck's flatbed, according to an LAPD statement. 

The suspect was confronted by the witness and fled the area. He's facing animal cruelty charges.

His vehicle is described as a possible late 1980s white Toyota Pick-up, with dark stripes on the side of the vehicle, a toolbox in the bed of the truck, large off-road tires, a sunroof, and small extra cab windows. 

A surveillance photo of his vehicle is attached to this story.
Bill Wentz December 06, 2013 at 02:03 PM
The suspect is none other than "Do not take a lane out on Lankershim for bikes"


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