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Man accused of burning dog is behind bars and facing charges

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According to Monday's My Fox Orlando News, the owner of a dog who was doused in accelerant and set on fire in Arcadia, Fla., has been arrested.

Larry Wallace, the former owner of the burned dog dubbed "Hope," is behind bars, held without bond and facing two felony charges as a result of the cruel act which took place in March.

The young dog, estimated to be just a year of age, suffered severe burns over the majority of her body. Hope was taken under the wing of the Hardee Animal Rescue Team (HART) - she has been under the care of a veterinary specialist since the time that she was rescued.

Initially, the rescue agency had stated that Hope's owner suffered from Alzheimer's - investigators apparently now have gathered enough evidence to warrant an arrest and serious charges.

Though Hope was critically injured, she has been making incredible progress.

On Monday, HART posted this update:

Spoke with Hope's nurse she did well during the night.Eating and drinking well.Shes pulling at her bandages so they wrapped to prevent from putting collar back on.Dr. will change soon.Will update when I hear from Dr.Thank you!

On Sunday, the rescue agency stated:

The laser therapy has done wonders which we knew it would and Hope is a fighter.She has had and continues to get the medical treatments and care needed daily.

Prior story about this case here.

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