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SPCA: Dog with the number 300 burned onto its body still recovering

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Dog found with 300 burned onto its body Dog found with 300 burned onto its body
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -

The hunting dog was found near some woods Charleston County last week, the person who found it took the dog to the Emergency Veterinary Hospital in North Charleston.  The hound was given fluids and medicine and recovered enough to be taken to the Charleston Animal Society in North Charleston.

It's pretty common for hunting dog owners to number their animals to identify them but they usually use food coloring or hair dye to paint the numbers. This dog was identified with something acidic. The numbers are now permanent scars, says Charleston Animal Society's Dr. Sarah Boyd.

"This dog has chemical burns. I suspect whatever was applied to the dog was applied after the fur was removed so it was applied directly to the dog's skin and it has caused severe burns."

Due to the burns the dog also had bacterial infections. Other than the permanent scarring the dog is expected to recover.  Officials at the animal society say they are not sure if the animal belonged to a private owner or a hunting club. They also say such a process of identification is something they have never seen and would obviously be a very painful process for the dog.

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