August 19, 2014 8:00 am

Dog discovered with severe burns in Cardston

CALGARY – An animal rescue group in southern Alberta is speaking out against what they are calling a “disturbing trend” of dogs suffering from burns.

Max, a lab cross, was surrendered after the animal was found with severe burns to its body in Cardston.

When the owner turned Max over to the Alberta Animal Rescue Society, his wounds were already infested with maggots.

It wasn’t until the vet had cleaned up his injuries, that they realized someone had burned him with hot liquid.

The rescue group says they’ve noticed cases like this have become more common.

“In the last couple of years, we’ve dealt with a number of dogs with burns, and intentional burns,”  says Deanna Thompson with the Alberta Animal Rescue Society.

“Unfortunately, in these types of cases it’s very hard to find out who did it.”

Max is now recovering in foster care, and will be put up for adoption once he’s healed.

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