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Teens charged with setting dog on fire in Buffalo

Authorities say they've arrested two teenagers suspected of setting a Jack Russell terrier on fire last month in Buffalo.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say they've arrested two teenagers suspected of setting a Jack Russell terrier on fire last month in Buffalo.

Police tell local media outlets that tips received last weekend led to the arrested of a two suspects, ages 17 and 19, who haven't been charged yet. Officials say the teens face felony animal cruelty charges.

The 16-month-old terrier suffered severe burns when it was found set on fire in a yard on Buffalo's east side on Oct. 29. Named Phoenix by his rescuers, the dog is recovering at an animal hospital with burned ears, an ankle infection, and blistered eyelids.

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