Reward being offered after Humane Society of Tulsa rescues badly burned puppy

Posted at 2:04 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 17:00:28-04

TULSA -- Deputies from the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office are investigating after a passerby found a badly neglected puppy with burns covering her body Saturday morning.

According to a Facebook post, the Humane Society of Tulsa had to use bolt cutters to remove a chain from the dog’s neck. Millie, a six-month-old pit bull mix, also had scars from cigarette burns on her body as well as the faint outline of a star branded on her back leg. 

Rebecca Coleman brought Millie to the Humane Society after finding her wandering alone in west Tulsa County near W. 61st Street South and S. 71st West Avenue. She went back to check on the playful puppy Tuesday.

"It's amazing to think that a puppy can be so sweet after going through what she's been through and that she still loves as hard as she does," Coleman said. 

The Humane Society is currently working with law enforcement to provide reports to aid in the investigation. Executive Director Evan Fadem said the shelter is also going to offer a reward to anyone with information that can help lead to a conviction. 

"There's a special place for people like that," Fadem said, "and they'll get what's coming to them." 

Millie is currently resting at the Humane Society’s Adoption Center near 61st and Sheridan. She will soon be available to adopt. 

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