There's good news to share about the recovery of Phoenix the puppy. Veterinarians at Blue Pearl in Blaine, Minn. have performed several successful surgeries on the 5-month old Siberian husky and he's on the road to a full recovery.
"He seems to be doing fantastic, given all that he's been through, and we're optimistic that he will one day have a normal life," said Dr. Judith Feldsien.
Dr. Feldsien said Phoenix may still need more surgeries, but things are looking good so far.
Phoenix was set on fire and tossed in a garbage bin on the edge of the Red Lake Indian Reservation. He was pulled from the flames by a passerby, but suffered several burns.
"He's pretty happy for the most part but he's a little leery about people touching him, as you can imagine," Dr. Vicki Schulz said.
The Humane Society is offering a $5,000 reward to find the person who hurt Phoenix. The Red Lake Police Department is investigating, and anyone with information is asked to call 218-679-3313.
The nonprofit rescue group ACT V Rescue and Rehabilitation has undertaken the cost of the Phoenix's care. Anyone interested in supporting ACT V can visit http://bit.ly/1xfq662