(NEW CASTLE, IN) - An 8-week-old puppy is being nursed back to health after it was found badly burned in a New Castle alley.
The boxer-mix puppy was discovered with severe burns on its feet, legs, tail and underside.
Shelter Director Linda Bir-Conn says it looks like the animal was intentionally burned.
The puppy should be available for adoption in a few weeks.
Meanwhile, the crime would be a Class D Felony if it's determined the puppy was tortured or mutilated.
He is being cared for at a foster home until he recovers.
Anyone with information about the puppy is asked to call the shelter at 765-529-8131.
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