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A black Staffie mix, now named Harvey, was picked up by the North Charleston Animal Control on March 8 after he was found with severe burns that looked human-inflicted.
He was named Harvey since he was found on Harvey Avenue near I-26 and Azalea Avenue.
He was taken in by Charleston Animal Society who immediately began treatment to reduce his pain and help his healing. He’s receiving pain medication, wound care and I-V fluids.
Since his rescue, the healing process has gotten a lot better. His burnt skin has come off, revealing new pink skin, which is important for healing.
He is also a lot more active and has been walking outside to use the bathroom.
Even though he seems like he’s doing better, they are still guarding his prognosis and taking it day by day.
It’s unknown where Harvey came from or who he belonged to, but his injuries are suspicious and they are not ruling out foul play.
“One of our core principles is to fight cruelty wherever it exists, and part of that is finding out how dogs and cats that come in injured like this one, got into that condition in the first place,” said Charleston Animal Society Chief Strategy Officer Aldwin Roman, CAWA.
“We are hoping someone steps forward and lets us know who this dog is so we can do what’s best for him.”
A $1,000 reward is being offered by Charleston Animal Society for information that leads to the arrest and felony conviction of those responsible for Harvey’s condition.
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