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Two teens arrested in burned puppy case

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Buffalo: Two teens arrested in burned puppy case
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Police have arrested two teens in a case involving a burned puppy.

Police made the announcement Tuesday night and say a tip they got over the weekend led them to the teens. Charges are being finalized but police expect the them to face felony animal cruelty charges.

The four-month-old Jack Russell terrier puppy, named Phoenix, was found on fire a few weeks ago. He is slowly recovering from severe burns at the Buffalo Animal Shelter and now has bacteria in his system. He's been placed on new antibiotics as a result.

Phoenix was recently put in foster care, and the shelter says its received more than 100 adoption applications for him.

The names of the teens, meanwhile, have not been released. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP