Riona, the burned dog, has undergone surgery and continues her journey to recovery

4 months after falling victim to a rare act of cruelty, Riona continues to fight to recover. This brave dog is doing it with the help of vets and the association that has been caring for her since the attack that took place last summer.


Rionathe dog rescued in extremis after being set on fire underwent a skin graft yesterday and will soon receive another, reported FOX13. His torturer had been identified a month after the events and arrested.

Last June, almost Memphis in the state of Tennessee, residents had rescued a dog that was discovered in flames. A local resident had sprinkled her with water using a bucket, then the animal, a one-year-old Pitbull cross, had been rushed to the clinic’s veterinary emergency room Bluff City Veterinary Specialists.

Severe burns over more than 60% of his body, Riona was in terrible pain. However, his state of health has improved significantly since then, thanks to the care he received and his support from the local association. Tails of Hope Dog Rescue.

His story had also touched many people, both in the United States and elsewhere. Donations and gifts continue to pour in from all sides.

Illustration of the article: Riona, the burnt alive dog, has undergone surgery and continues on her recovery path
Tails of Hope Dog Rescue/Facebook

Police investigation Memphis led to the identification and arrest of a suspect. This is a 43-year-old man named Quishon Brown. CCTV footage transmitted by a witness had confused the person, who had subsequently made threats against him. “Whoever gave the video to the news and the police will have his house burned down “, he would have declared according Commercial appeal.

A first skin transplant while waiting for a 2nde in twenty days

His cruelty will not go unpunished as he will have to answer for it in court. His victim, she shows extraordinary resilience and fights every day to get better and maintain her zest for life.

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The news provided by Tails of Hope Dog Rescue is quite reassuring. Riona actually had surgery on Tuesday, October 18; a first skin graft on the burns of his left hind leg while waiting a second on his left front leg. In the meantime, she will wear protection for 21 days to allow her wounds to heal in the best conditions.


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