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Posted on: June 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Bane the Dog Reunited with Owner

Bane and his owner finally reunited

Sumter County, FL – Bane, an American Staffordshire/terrier-mix dog that received burn injuries in a car fire at a Bushnell Walmart parking lot in February, completed his recovery.  This week, after 116 days, he returned to his home after the owner was also released from care.

Bane suffered burns to the face around the eyes and muzzle, the right side of his body, to all four paws and his lower body. 

Bane’s treatment included clipping and combing out the melted plastic to his fur, clipping and cleaning the right lateral thigh and flank with chlorhexidine scrub and sterile saline, and applying silver sulfadiazine to the burn wounds, and bandaging all four feet.

Sumter County Animal Services provided the important care that Bane needed while his owner was unable to care for him. Animal Services said it took five weeks of treatment before Bane was healthy enough to go outside and play. 

“Bane did awesome and his healing is complete,” said Kimberlee Hill, Animal Control Technician, Sumter County Animal Services. “Once Bane was medically able to go out and play, he loved running in our play yard with his toys and treats! He is a very sweet and out-going boy.”

Sumter County Animal Services is happy to have helped reunite Bane with his owner.

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