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Firefly the Dog Miraculously Survives Having 80 Percent of Her Body Covered in Burns

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, dogs )

- 1779 days ago -
Vets believe someone poured gasoline on the little dog and set her on fire. Her recovery will have you reaching for tissues (see the video).

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jeanne schreurs (205)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:09 am
after all BESS is lucky.

thanks Cher.

Kit B (276)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:26 am

Get the tissues and do try to make a donation. These wonderful groups that saved the life of BESS and so many other animals attacked and harmed by depraved humans, need help to operate.

Karen Gee (97)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:54 am
Thank you for Chering yeah Bess

Carol H (229)
Monday July 8, 2013, 9:42 am
this poor little baby!!! people can be rotten to the bone!!

Monica T (278)
Monday July 8, 2013, 9:46 am
Thanks for posting this... So happy for BESS...

Christeen A (368)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:20 am
I am delighted that she is on the mend after such a horrific act that was done to her. I hope the rest of her life is a happy, loving, healthy one. Thank you.

Ruth C (87)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:27 am
For the monster that committed this horrible crime, "You think that because no human saw you do this that you are off the hook, but you see GOD saw what you did and he will make sure you pay for what you did!"

. (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:57 am
Happy life Bess...

Julie E (405)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:09 am
They could have easily put her to sleep, but they didn't. Please help this group if anyone can. Bess is much loved.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:37 am
Poor little Bess thank goodness she is recovering
Its hard to believe there are such evil people on this earth

Angelika R (143)
Monday July 8, 2013, 12:38 pm
A miracle the poor thing survived this, unbelievable what people are capable of doing.. blessings to Bess.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:58 pm
noted with tears!!!!! thanks God she is still alive!!!!! she survived this cruelty!!!!!Bess is amazing doggie!!!!! I will be very happy to donate for her!!!!! God bless her and the people that had help her!!!

Connie O (44)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:10 pm
What is the matter with people!

Barb K (1688)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:48 pm
B.E.S.S. is a tough old soul!! About 10 yrs ago there was a little white dog enjoying the 4th of July fireworks in Asheville, NC when these 4 mean boys set off a firecracker underneath him. He howled and cried out in pain while the boys stood over him, laughing. A vet happened to be in the crowd when she heard the dog crying and ran over to him, taking off her shirt to douse the flames. Her friends and the entire crowd, came running over to her. They gingerly carried the dog to her car and drove him to the animal hospital. This vet fell head-over-heels in love with his big black eyes and sweet face. She brought him back from the brink of death and adopted him, naming him 'Independence' and calls him 'Indy' for short. As for those 4 boys, they got jail time and were later bailed out on $20,000 a piece. Thank God for people who love dogs like BESS & Indy. Thnx Cher!!

Sheila D (194)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:10 pm
Firefly hit my AWWWWW factor. Love this story's happy ending. Would love to hear the SOB who did this was caught and given street justice.

Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:28 am
What an amazing little dog, I am so glad she has found a good forever home. Thanks Cher

John De Avalon (36)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:56 am
Can't believe anyone could be that cruel....Sickening.

John De Avalon (36)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:01 am
But so glad the dog survived and found a happy home...

Spencer Young (125)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:32 am
Having such a hard time understanding who or why someone would do this to a helpless little dog. It is refreshing to see this dog recovering and still willing to love humans on top of that.

Ilona V (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 1:12 pm
Thanks. A sad story but a happy ending . God bless you brave little Bess.
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