Vet: Burned dog now walking
BATON ROUGE - Veterinarians said a dog which was severely burned when her bedding was set on fire is now able to get up and walk around.
Dr. Katrin Saile with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine said the dog, named Zoey, still has to have her bandages re-applied every day but is making great progress overall.
"She's doing awesome," Dr. Saile told News 2.
Zoey's owner signed her over to animal control officials after authorities said a 9-year-old neighbor set fire to the dog's bedding. The dog suffered second-degree burns to all four paws and her stomach, and the owner said he couldn't afford her medical bills.
The Companion Animal Alliance's director said after stories about the dog's plight aired told News 2 they received numerous donations to cover her medical bills. She also said they have a large number of people who've asked to adopt Zoey once she recovers.
The shelter also has 300 other dogs in need of a home. If you would like to donate to help with the recovery of Zoey or other animals like her, you can donate to the Companion Animal Alliance sick and injured animal fund.