The dog, now named Bentley suffered second and third degree burns to her back.
According to the MiamiHerald.com Florvil, 29 was charged with intent to injure or kill an animal and is currently being held in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Veterinarians think the dog may have suffered a severe reaction to flea and tick medication. The dog should have immediately been taken to a veterinarian for treatment.
On July 10, the two-year-old dog was picked up by Animal Control of Miami-Dade in excruciating pain. A concerned citizen had seen the dog with a bloody back hiding behind garbage cans. Originally named Courage by her rescuers, the gentle dog was given pain medicine and treated.
Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue in South Carolina stepped up to provide Bentley with the care she would need to help her recover. The dog was immediately sent to Sky Lake Animal Hospital in Miami where she was treated for her severe back wounds, however more complications as a result of neglect surfaced. Bentley had suffered from an untreated dog bite on her leg which led to tetanus. The advanced infection affected her neurological functions.
Bentley has been making an amazing recovery. She continues to be treated for tetanus. Her eyes are still very sensitive to light and cause her pain, however Bentley seems to enjoy wearing her sunglasses.
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