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July 31, 2021

Animal control looking for suspect who set dog on fire in West Valley

WEST VALLEY CITY — Salt Lake County Animal Services is asking for the public’s help in locating a man who allegedly set a dog on fire near Magna at 9400 West and the North Frontage Road on Monday.

A witness described the man as a white male with a shaved head, wearing Dickies with a fluorescent green shirt with an orange stripe. He was also described as being 6 feet tall, according to Salt Lake County Animal Control.

A witness told officers that the man was driving a green Toyota Tacoma truck with a partial plate of (Q or K)42.

Salt Lake County Animal Control officers located the dog with the assistance of police officers wandering in the brush, setting the brush on fire. The dog was taken by officers to an emergency veterinary hospital where it was determined she had second-degree burns to her face and burns to her fur, officers said.

The dog is described by animal services as a female red tick heeler. The dog was wearing a brown leather collar but officials didn’t find a tag or microchip when she was scanned.

Salt Lake County Animal Control said that the incident is currently under investigation and information regarding the condition of the dog will be released Tuesday. Animal control officials said that donations will be accepted to help pay for her medical treatment at slc.org or you can visit AdoptUtahPets.org for additional information.

Salt Lake County Animal Control asks that if you recognize this dog to contact dispatch at 801-840-4000 or email [email protected]

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