Updated: Thursday, 19 Aug 2010, 6:19 PM MDT
Published : Thursday, 19 Aug 2010, 8:51 AM MDT
PHOENIX – A puppy found badly burned and wandering in South Phoenix, near 39th Ave and Southern, is recovering following surgery.
The pit bull mix named Ash has chemical or acid burns on its back and legs. The dog is only about eight weeks old, according to veterinarians at Bethany Animal Hospital in Phoenix.
The puppy made it out of surgery Wednesday and doctors said he is already starting to heal.
“I don’t know how somebody could ever do something like this to animals, the way I look at it, animals are here for us to take care of and for someone to do this is just atrocious,” says Marci May from Bethany Animal Hospital.
If all goes well, Ash will be up for adoption in about six to eight weeks.
Anyone with information on the animal abuse is asked to call police.