Dog Found With Third-Degree Burns; Witnesses Sought (Graphic Content)

Police in Fontana were searching Monday for anyone with information about a Chihuahua who was badly burned and left to suffer without medical treatment.

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Chance is expected to survive after being badly burned. (Credit: Fontana Police Department)

The dog was discovered on Jan. 21 by officers responding to an anonymous call regarding possible animal cruelty at a house in the 8900 block of Satinwood, according to a news release from Fontana Police.

When officers arrived they found the Chihuahua suffering from third-degree burns to his chest.

Officers confiscated the dog, now named Chance, and took him to General Dog and Cat Hospital in San Bernardino, the release stated.

Chance has already undergone two surgeries and was expected to make a full recovery, according to hospital veterinarian Dr. Robert Zielinski.

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Chance was found at a home in Fontana suffering from third-degree burns. (Credit: Fontana Police Dept.)

Three people live in the home where the dog was found, the release stated.

The nature and cause of the burns were still under investigation.

Anyone who knows what happened to Chance was urged to contact Jamie Simmons with the Fontana Police Department Animal Services at 909-350-7620.