Support floods in for burned dog Tommie, whose wounds are getting worse

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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) -- A dog that was set on fire at Abner Clay Park on Sunday continues to be treated here at the Virginia Veterinary Center on West Cary Street.

Unfortunately, Richmond Animal Care and Control says Tommie’s burns are getting worse before they get better, and said that there is a chance that Tommie may not survive.

The shelter is hopeful he will make it and said tons of support has come in since the story was first shared Monday. The RACC reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in Tommie’s burning has risen to $10,000.

RACC says it has received so many donations, that Tommie’s vet bills may be covered in full, but that any sort of donation is still welcome for the thousands of other animals that need treatment. Any donations received for Tommie that are beyond what is needed for his care will go toward other emergency cases. You can donate to the shelter here.