Dog found badly burned in Shelby County: 'We do not know what was done to this poor soul'

SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. -- A dog was found badly burned and abandoned in Shelby County, Indiana, and the local animal shelter is trying to find out who was responsible. 

The Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter received a call from a Good Samaritan, who found a burned dog near the intersection of 900 North and 400 West in Shelby County. He was taken to IndyVets in Indianapolis because there isn't a 24-hour emergency vet clinic in Shelby County. 

The dog was found with severe burns on his face and along his back. He was not microchipped and there were no tags to identify his owner.

The animal shelter said Justice appears to have chemical burns and cuts on his tongue, likely from licking his wounds. He also has a serious infection from the injuries.

"He's a fighter," the animal shelter posted on Facebook. "His tail actually wagged a couple of times. To us, that was a wonderful moment. He has a long way to go. Meanwhile, we are looking for answers. Please continue sharing. Someone, somewhere knows something. 

If anybody has any information, email the animal shelter at cbrowder@cityofshelbyvillein.com or call 317-392-5127 between the hours of 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays. 

The shelter is not setting up a GoFundMe for Justice's recovery. Instead, donations must be made directly to the shelter:

Checks can be mailed to the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter 705 Hale Rd, Shelbyville, IN 46176. In the memo please write Justice4Justice.

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