WATCH: Savannah police save burned puppy from trash can

- A puppy that was set on fire and left in a burning trash can in Savannah has been given a second chance at life.

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Last Saturday, around 1 a.m., a security guard spotted two juveniles pulling a trash can around a building on East Lathrop. The juveniles ran off, then the security guard saw smoke coming from the trash can and called 911.

Officer Jessica Smith and Officer Marquis Dillard, with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, responded to the scene and found a helpless puppy inside the burning trash can.

“When our officers arrived and saw the pup inside, their hearts dropped,” Savannah-Chatham Police said on Facebook, sharing the bodycam video of the rescue.

The officers took the pup to the nearest animal shelter, Savannah Animal Care, where she’s been recovering ever since. She suffered smoke inhalation and 15 percent of her body was burned, but she’s expected to make a full recovery.

“She is doing well,” Savannah Animal Care told FOX 5.

Savannah Animal Care said the puppy, who they are calling “Phoenix,” will soon be available for adoption. Click here for more details

Anyone with information on whoever is responsible for the awful act is asked to call Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police.

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