Editor’s note: The first couple of photos below are pretty graphic, so viewer discretion is advised.
In March, someone doused a puppy named Hope, a Shar-Pei mix, in kerosene, lit a match, and threw it on her. She was chained up in the yard of a man named Larry Wallace. He was home; a neighborhood boy said later that he noticed a dog on fire and rolling on the ground, and then he saw Wallace throw water on the dog.
Hope had burns covering half her body. Authorities arrived and the dog was brought to BluePearl Veterinary in Tampa.