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Dog found burned, abandoned in Shelby County showing improvement

$5K reward still being offered for info on abuser
Posted at 12:11 AM, Nov 20, 2018

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. – A dog found burned and abandoned in Shelby County continues to improve, even with all of the injuries covering his body. 

 A good Samaritan found the dog, now named Justice, wandering down the road and called the Shelby County Animal Shelter for help.

READ | $5K reward for info in burned dog case

The shelter determined that Justice had severe chemical burns on his face and along his back, as well as cuts on his tongue, and the injuries seriously infected.

READ | Dog found badly burned in Shelby County

Caregivers say Justice is eating well and enjoying his stuffed toys - most of which were donated since his story was shared. 

His vet tech says his eyes are the most open she's seen them since he arrived. 

Justice's caretakers say the dead tissue has been removed from his skin and new tissue is already starting to grow over the burn wounds. 

The shelter continues to ask for tips to find the person responsible and is still offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. 

If anybody has any information, email the animal shelter at or call 317-392-5127 between the hours of 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays. 

Donations for Justice’s care can be made directly to the shelter at the following:

Checks can be mailed to the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter 705 Hale Rd, Shelbyville, IN 46176. In the memo please write Justice4Justice.

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