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

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

The poor creature was allegedly 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 wrote on Facebook.

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

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“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 help in locating the man that performed 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.”

Anyone who has any information about this terrible 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 information on this horrific crime. They are also accepting donations to help with Tommie’s care, and any donations that exceed the cost of his vet bill will be given to other animals in need of emergency care.

A Wednesday morning update from RACC read that Tommie is stable, but his wounds have worsened.

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

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