Nearly a month after being burned with hot oil, puppy has trouble getting adopted
A puppy that was the subject of an animal cruelty case nearly a month ago has yet to get adopted.
Several families have been interested in adopting Phoenix since he was taken to the Harlingen Humane Society after being severely burned with hot oil.
Before that can happen, though, Phoenix’s current owner must first sign documentation.
"Without his owner signing an official release, then I can't adopt him. I really can't do anything with him," said Tonya Rodriguez of Donja's Dogs, a local nonprofit that finds homes for shelter pets.
Nearly $5,000 has been spent to treat Phoenix's injuries and on standard procedures provided at the Harlingen Humane Society.
Rodriguez says she hopes Phoenix's current owner comes to a solution that's best for the dog.