Dog recovering after being set on fire

Posted at 1:09 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 13:09:14-05

A dog who was doused with lighter fluid, set on fire and left to die is on the road to recovery.

The Miami Valley Pit Crew picked up the dog Saturday in the Mansfield area. 

When she was taken in, the dog—which the rescue team named Hayden, meaning "little fire" in Gaelic—had severe injuries to her eyes and ears.

Veterinarians sedated Hayden to shield her from pain and she went into surgery Sunday. 

Now the veterinarians are saying her hair will likely grow back, since she luckily only sustained 2nd-degree burns. 


Good afternoon from Ms Hayden!! These dogs are so resilient. It doesn't matter what you do to them, their spirits are...

Posted by Miami Valley Pit Crew on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

She also lost the tip of one ear but her eyes are expected to heal.

The good news is, Hayden has been hungry and vocal, according to the shelter. 

Anyone who wants to help with vet expenses can donate here.