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Woman fears dog was intentionally hurt

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville woman believes her black Labrador retriever was deliberately burned Monday near her home in the Normandy Village area.

Olivia Wilson, 22, told police that she woke up around 8 a.m. Monday and found her dog, "King," was missing skin and hair in large patches on his right rear side. She told police she thought an unknown person poured hot grease on the dog.

Wilson provided a photograph to News4Jax of King's injuries, but it was too graphic to post.

Wilson took King to the Cedar Hills Animal Hospital on Blanding Boulevard, and the veterinarian told police it wasn't clear how the dog was injured. He said it could have been burned or it could have been hit by a vehicle and dragged down the road.

Wilson told police that King has gotten out of her fence before and said if he had barked or yelped in the yard it would have woken her up, but she did not hear anything.

Officers searched the yard and nearby areas for grease spots but did not find anything.

King was still at the vet Tuesday being treated for his injuries.