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Police continue to seek information on burned dog

Holly the terrier was found on Dec. 21 with burns over 50 percent of her body. The police still don’t know who owns the dog, named by her police caregivers, or how she sustained the burns.
Holly the terrier was found on Dec. 21 with burns over 50 percent of her body. The police still don’t know who owns the dog, named by her police caregivers, or how she sustained the burns. Elk Grove Police Department

Elk Grove police continue to seek information regarding Holly, a terrier found on Dec. 21 with burns over 50 percent of her body.

The police still don’t know who owns the dog, named by her police caregivers, or how she sustained the burns. Maureen McCann, animal control supervisor for the Elk Grove police, said the name “Holly” fits the dog’s personality.

“It’s close to the Christmas season,” she said, “and she seems to respond well to the name.”

McCann said Holly is being treated with antibiotics to prevent infection and oral pain medication to keep her as comfortable as possible. Her second- and third-degree burns must be cleaned and covered with new bandages daily. Her temperature is monitored to ensure there is no spike in her body heat, which would imply a developing infection.

Her treatment will likely take months, according to police spokesman Officer Chris Trim. If her owner is not found, Holly will be made available for adoption after she is fully healed, Trim said.

Anyone with information on Holly’s owner or her injuries can call Elk Grove Animal Control at (916) 687-3042.

Call The Bee’s Ellen Garrison, (916) 321-1006.

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