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Dog 'beaten and set on fire' continuing recovery after surgery

Bruce is recovering from his injuries Credit: RSPCA

A dog believed to have been beaten and set on fire near Carlisle is continuing to recover following surgery.

The bull-lurcher, named Bruce by vets, was discovered with serious injuries at Little Orton on Thursday.

An RSCPC appeal for information was widely shared and commented about on social media

Bruce, who was named by the vets, has undergone surgery to remove his eye which was damaged beyond repair.

The RSPCA said he is continuing to respond to treatment but the severe nature of his injuries mean vets are just taking his recovery one day at a time.

"I've worked for the RSPCA for 10 years now and you hear of horrific things happening up and down the country but this is by far the worst that I've personally seen.

"The pain and fear that Bruce must have gone through during this attack is just unimaginable."

– Sam Jopson, RSPCA inspector