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Shelby County shelter needs emergency foster for Justice, dog found severely abused and burned

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 14:28:15-04

SHELBY COUNTY — The shelter caring for a pup that was abused and severely burned is looking for an emergency foster to take care of him.

The shelter began accepting applications for Justice last month, but they posted Thursday that they were in need of an emergency foster for him as soon as possible.

The foster would be temporary and needs to be close to the animal shelter in Shelbyville. Justice would also need to be the only dog in the home.

The shelter says Justice's current foster mom has another pit bull and the two had a "squabble" Wednesday evening. No harm was done, but they are wanting to find Justice a temporary foster without another animal so he can continue to recover.

A good Samaritan Justice wandering down the road on November 2, 2018. He had severe chemical burns on his face and along his back, as well as cuts on his tongue - and all of his injuries were severely infected.

It took weeks of treatment before Justice's rescuers even knew if he would survive.

"Continue praying for Justice, his caretakers and our shelter as we look for his perfect home," the shelter said. "We will not stop until there is an arrest and conviction to the evildoer monster that abused, tortured and dumped this incredible dog."

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A $10,000 reward is still being offered for information leading to an arrest and a conviction for the person or persons responsible for Justice's injuries.

Police say Justice was wearing a pink one and a half inch collar with no tags and had no micro chip when he was found.

If you have any information about the crime contact IMPD or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 or email