AN ANIMAL ABUSE CASE OUT OF MINNESOTA.
GETTING ATTENTION FROM ANIMAL ADVOCATES HERE.
WE SHOUULD WARN YOU THE DETAILS OF WHICH ARE HARD
TO HEAR ABOUT.
VETS SAY THE DOGS WERE INTENTIONALLY SET ON FIRE USING
KEROSENE OR BURNED WITH HOT GREASE.
NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER IS HERE WITH MORE ON
ERIC - TWO OF THE DOGS SUSTAINED BURNS THAT COULD
HAVE EASILY KILLED THEM.
THEY NOT ONLY SURVIVED - BUT NOW ARE GETTING A CHANCE
AT THE LIFE THEY DESERVE.
such a good girl.
WHEN YOU LOOK INTO LIBBY'S EYES OR SEE THAT TAIL -
YOU'D NEVER KNOW.
she's a sweetheart, she's just a lover, yes you are.
YOU'D NEVER KNOW - UNTIL YOU SEE THE SCARS.
kind of a rash of people who have been taking rags,
soaking them in kerosene, starting them on fire and
then throwing them on dogs backs so they they start
on fire and they get a kick out of watching dogs run
that are on fire.
THIS ALL HAPPENED ON THE RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION
IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA.
THE A-R-V-S-S ANIMAL RESCUE GROUP WENT THERE TO SAVE
i love you too.
LIBBY'S STORY ISN'T ALL THAT DIFFERENT FROM MARCUS'S.
when i first met marcus i thought he was 10 years
old and he's a 10 month old puppy.
UNDERSTANDABLE - BECAUSE IN 10 SHORT MONTHS MARCUS
HAS BEEN THROUGH A LOT.
an individual had poured hot grease on him.
pretty significant third degree burns.
WORSE STILL - SOMETHING OR SOMEONE HIT MARCUS HARD
ENOUGH TO DISLOCATE HIS HIP.
it actually takes quit a bit of force.
the most common time we see a dislocated hip is with
a hit by car type of incident.
ONE HIP SURGERY LATER AND BURNS THAT ARE HEALING -
TWO DOGS THAT SHARE MUCH.
the tail is always going and he's always got a smile
on his face.
TWO DOGS THAT ARE LUCKY TO SIMPLY BE ALIVE - AND LUCKIER
STILL - BECAUSE BOTH WILL NOW FIND THE HOMES THEY
so he's a lucky boy.
THE A-R-V-S-S ANIMAL RESCUE IS DIFFERENT FROM MANY
IN THAT THEY FOCUS ON HELPING ANIMALS THAT ARE INJURED
THEY ARE ALSO WORKING WITH A RESCUE GROUP ON THE RED
LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION TO TRY TO STOP ANIMAL ABUSE
-- DAVE --
A SIDE NOTE - MARCUS HAS ALREADY FOUND A FOREVER HOME
WITH ONE OF THE VETS AT ALL PETS VETERINARY CLINIC.
THEY WILL LOOK FOR A HOME FOR LIBBY - ONCE HERE BURNS
HAVE HAD TIME TO HEAL.
-- ERIC --