Rescuers Searching for Answers After Saving Life of Dog Set on Fire & Left Tied to Pole

Richmond Animal Care and Control officials are looking for the person who shamelessly left a dog for dead at Abner Clay Park in Richmond, Virginia, on Sunday.

The poor canine was apparently tied to a pole, covered in accelerant and intentionally set on fire, WTVR reported.

“Witnesses saw a adult male suspect wearing multiple layers of pants run from the scene towards Belvidere Street,” RACC shared on Facebook.

The RACC started naming the dog Tommie and is currently treating him for burn injuries covering over 40 percent of his body at the Virginia Veterinary Centers.

“I have to say that we don’t get rattled by much at RACC and have witnessed ugly cases but this one makes us want to just sit on the floor and cry,” the RACC wrote on Facebook.

The RACC is asking for the public’s asistance in locating the man that initiated such a horrible act on this innocent dog.

“ANY information, anything you saw, anyone you suspect, if you have ever seen this dog, please call or message it in – no information is insignificant,” the RACC wrote.

“We want to find the person responsible for this heinous crime.”

Tommie says goodnight and thank you to everyone for the love and support today. He is stable and comfortable and we are…

Posted by Richmond Animal Care and Control on Monday, February 11, 2019

Anyone who has any tips or worthwhile information about this sad crime should call the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or submit a tip through the 3PTips.

The shelter is offering a reward for info on this terrible crime. They are also accepting donations to assist with Tommie’s care, and any donations that surpass the cost of his vet bill will be given to other animals in need of emergency care.

They are still trying to save the sweet pup as they continue to search for the monster who put him in this situation.

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