OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A six-week old puppy is recovering from severe burns sustained while seeking shelter during Hurricane Hermine.
Veterinarians at the Humane Society of Marion County say a mother dog protected her four pups from the harsh weather under a car. Vets believe the car’s hot tail pipe likely burned one of the puppies, saying the third-degree burns cover about 20 percent of the puppy’s body. The dog will require two or three months of intensive therapy.
Vets say he has a fiery spirit and a good appetite.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports the owner brought the dogs to the shelter and surrendered custody. The three other puppies are fine and will be adopted when they are old enough.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.