Abused pit bull recovering after being set on fire near Mansfield

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MANSFIELD, OH – A pit bull that was set on fire and abandoned in Richland County, is recovering at a Dayton veterinary clinic.

The dog, who has been given the name Hayden, was picked up by the Richland County dog warden in Mansfield on Sunday. Hayden had wandered onto someone’s property and it was discovered that she had extensive burns. A pit bull rescue group, Miami Valley Pit Crew, was called in to help her. When they saw the burns, the group took her to the Northridge Animal Clinic, where she had surgery to debride her wounds.

Doctors say it looks as if someone doused her with lighter fluid and set her on fire.

The news  is good for Hayden, though. The burns were second degree burns, and that means that she should recover from them completely.

The Richland County dog warden is investigating this case. Miami Valley Pit Crew is offering a reward for any information leading to the conviction of the person who did this to Hayden.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the  Richland County Dog Warden’s Office & Shelter, 419-774-5892

If you’d like to donate to Hayden’s care, click here.

More on Hayden’s story here (some of the images in this video may be disturbing):