The Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit is offering a $4000 reward for information that helps prosecute the person who burned a dog that was rescued last night by the Dearborn Police after a resident contacted them when finding the dog. The dog was brought to FAMD for treatment and assistance.

“This dog is very sweet and in spite of the horrific nature of the injuries, very trusting of people. It appears as if she may have been burned numerous times over a period of time. She was treated today and will recuperate at the shelter,” said Elaine Greene, executive director of FAMD. “Somebody had to have seen this horrible incident. Please contact the shelter at 313-943-2607 with any information so we can prosecute this person.”

“Cruelty to animals makes us sick. Our staff has named the dog Phoenix because we want to see her rise again,” said Greene.

Surgery and medical treatment is expensive for shelter animals. If you would like to donate to help pay for the dog’s vet bills, click here.

Since The Detroit News covered Phoenix’s story, our generous board members have stepped in and raised the reward amount to $4,000.