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Arcadia dog doused with kerosene and lit on fire going home

"I'm going home today," says Hope as she wags her happy tail.
Hardee Animal Rescue Team

What a glorious Tuesday afternoon for a dog named Hope; a dog who survived the most egregious animal cruelty anyone could imagine, has now been released from BluePearl Veterinary Partners and is on her way home announced the Hardee Animal Rescue Team Facebook and wfla.com.

Hope will continue to be treated at BluePearl, but no longer needs 24-hour-a-day care. She has been released to the Hardee Animal Rescue Team where she will be receiving daily medical care, and will remain on medication and periodic visits at BluePearl.

By the way, Hope is frequently seen with sunglasses because her eyes are still very sensitive. Her doctors are hopeful the dog's eyesight will continue to improve.

On March 21, Hope was rescued from her home in Arcadia, Fla. where she had been chained to her dog house, doused with kerosene and then lit on fire. Her owner, Larry Wallace, 66, has been charged with felony animal cruelty for the heartless deed.

Read the story by clicking here.

The Hardee Animal Rescue Team committed their organization to care for Hope and get her the help she needed. When the dog's photographs and story hit the media, animal lovers from across the country wanted to help; more than $56,000 has been raised for Hope's ongoing medical treatment.

Watch the short video as Hope actually plays with a toy.

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