Reward increases to catch person who set dog on fire - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Reward increases to catch person who set dog on fire

by Brandon Richards

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The reward is now up to $1000 to catch the person(s) responsible for setting a dog on fire.  The dog, who vet workers are calling, Chance, was set on fire three days ago and was brought in to the Pet Emergency Clinic of Southwest Louisiana Saturday afternoon.

Donna Fontenot, a Jennings animal caretaker, says someone set the black lab on fire on Wednesday. A woman manage to put the fire out, but the dog ran off. For the next three days, police searched for the dog. Finally on Saturday, the dog turned up.

Much of the dog's skin on the right side of its body had been charred off, exposing tissues even organs. 

Fontenot says the dog was probably abused and malnourished before it was even set on fire.

The dog will be kept overnight at the Pet Emergency Clinic for observation, but Dr. Hadley Prince expects the dog, who Fontenot has named "Chance," to eventually make a full recovery.

 (Copyright 2009 KPLC-TV. All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Moss Bluff veteran honored in his home

    Moss Bluff veteran honored in his home

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:23 AM EDT2018-07-21 13:23:13 GMT

    On Friday morning, the Lake Charles American Legion, post 551 arrived at the family home of Clarence Chantlin to bestow him with a veteran cap and a letter of appreciation for his service. Chantlin was only 18 years old when he was aboard the USS Emmons as it came under attack by Japanese kamikaze pilots. Chantlin says that he came to the deck of the ship and saw it all burning down. "I went through so much in my life that it makes me humble today at my age. When I heard t...

    More >>

    On Friday morning, the Lake Charles American Legion, post 551 arrived at the family home of Clarence Chantlin to bestow him with a veteran cap and a letter of appreciation for his service. Chantlin was only 18 years old when he was aboard the USS Emmons as it came under attack by Japanese kamikaze pilots. Chantlin says that he came to the deck of the ship and saw it all burning down. "I went through so much in my life that it makes me humble today at my age. When I heard t...

    More >>
  • Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office investigates theft in Westlake

    Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office investigates theft in Westlake

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-07-21 13:22:17 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Calcasieu parish sheriff's office investigates theft

    More >>

    Calcasieu parish sheriff's office investigates theft

    More >>
  • Westlake marching band beats the heat

    Westlake marching band beats the heat

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:15 AM EDT2018-07-21 13:15:26 GMT

    Westlake High School's marching band doesn't have camp until next week, but freshmen joining the band were out practicing Friday. But they weren't going through formations on the football field. They were in the parking lot.

    More >>

    Westlake High School's marching band doesn't have camp until next week, but freshmen joining the band were out practicing Friday. But they weren't going through formations on the football field. They were in the parking lot.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly