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Help needed to identify culprits in NC dog burnings

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Second puppy falls victim to being badly burned (Source: WECT) Second puppy falls victim to being badly burned (Source: WECT)

BALDEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Another dog has become a victim of animal cruelty in Bladen County.

Animal Control picked up an eight-week-old puppy, who's been named Zena, on Sunday afternoon and immediately took her to Elizabethtown's Veterinary Hospital for treatment. Supervisor Ted Carter says this dog's injuries are worse than the first dog they found. No one has come forward to claim either dog, but it appeared to be someone's pet because it was wearing a collar and was calm around people.

Last week, another dog was found in Bladenboro with similar burns.  He had third-degree burns covering his head, back and legs.

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Bladen County Sheriff's Office has also been notified and is investigating this second case. Investigator Sue Lutz says the two cases may be connected or there is possibly a copy-cat. 

Police are sending Zena's shavings to a lab to determine what chemical caused the burns.  They suspect the puppy was rubbed down with grease and lit on fire.

HSUS is offering a $2,500 reward for the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

If you can help, contact Bladen County Animal Control at 910-862-6936.

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