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Police respond after dog suffers from possible chemical burns, officials say

A pet owner called police when she found her dog injured after leaving him home alone for a couple of hours. (Source: Dog Owner) Click the link in the story for the uncensored image. A pet owner called police when she found her dog injured after leaving him home alone for a couple of hours. (Source: Dog Owner) Click the link in the story for the uncensored image.

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A pet owner called police when she found her dog injured after leaving him home alone for a couple of hours.

According to a police report from Horry County Police Department, officers responded to Bridgeport Drive with reports of animal cruelty around 12:30 p.m on May 6. The pet owner told police that her male, pit-bull was alone in the back of her yard at home. The dog was secured by an in-ground stake and nylon cord leash, according to the victim. When the victim returned, she observed that her dog was laying in the grass in “distress,” according to the report.

According to the victim, her dog's condition got worse as days passed, and on Sunday, May 10 he was taken to an emergency veterinarian. According to officials, the dog was later taken to Myrtle Beach Animal Hospital for treatment. The police report states that an examination revealed the dog suffered from “potential” chemical burns to his back. Doctors said dead skin, pain, and infections were present.

Police say the victim's yard is open, and has no fence to stop suspects from coming in. The victim told police that she didn't find any containers that would help to identify a harmful substance. The location where the dog was found did not show any evidence of burn marks in the grass, according to officials.

All of the victim's neighbors are on speaking terms with the victim, and there are no known enemies or suspects.

Officials say the dog is home resting, and this investigation is closed pending any new information.

If anyone has information on this incident contact HCPD.

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE: Click here to see an uncensored image of the injured dog. 

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