January 27, 2015
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Stockton police are trying to determine who strapped an M-80 firework to a dog and lit it, causing an explosion that left the animal with burns.
Neighbors reported hearing a loud boom around 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday. The dog - a long-haired Dachshund - was then found with burns to the right side of its body.
The animal was treated at a pet hospital. Its injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Witnesses have described at least one suspect to police.
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