A Good Samaritan discovered a three-month-old Pit Bull puppy, now named Tyler, lit on fire by a blowtorch in New Jersey.
The person who found Tyler immediately brought him home and tried to treat his wounds, but soon realized that his injuries were too severe for them to treat on their own.
They then contacted Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge and rushed Tyler to Oradell Animal Hospital for professional care.
His burn wounds are extremely severe, but thankfully he is now getting proper emergency medical care.
Once he arrived at the hospital, vets needed to cut away dead, burnt skin before they were able to treat his wounds.
He is expected to be okay but vets say his wounds will look worse before they get better.
Since Tyler has lost protein due to his burns, he may need a plasma transfusion. He is also on fluids to support his little, weak body.
In the meantime, he is healing and receiving top-notch care, with help from Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge and Jersey Pits Rescue, who are ensuring that this pup gets the life-saving care he needs.
Despite what Tyler has been through, he remains trusting towards his rescuers and is still very friendly.
With your help, together we can fight for baby Tyler,” the rescue wrote on Facebook. “Tyler should be playing carefree, snuggled up in someone’s lap and soaking up the love all puppies deserve, not fighting for his life. We are committed to doing everything we can for Tyler, but we can’t do it alone.”
It’s unknown what happened with the other dog, but the rescue is working with police to gather more information on this horrifying incident.
The rescue says Tyler was found in a dangerous area that is known for dog-fighting and drugs, and that this isn’t the first time they’ve rescued dog-fighting victims from there.
“Tyler is a victim, yes, but he is also a hero as he speaks to the perseverance and forgiving nature of dogs, particularly pit bulls, who are by far the most abused, exploited and misunderstood breed,” the rescue wrote.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge or the Paterson Police Department.
Click here for updates on Tyler’s recovery.
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