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MUNCIE (May 29, 2014) – Sweet Pea has a lot of healing to do, but she’s in good hands now.

Volunteers for the Muncie Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) found the pit bull in a ditch with what appeared to be burns from a cigarette. It’s possible she was dumped there by abusive owners, although the group couldn’t say for sure.

In addition to the burn marks, the nonprofit said the dog has open, oozing sores on her head, ears, back and sides. Because of her gentle disposition, they’ve named her “Sweet Pea.”

“We don’t know the extent of the abuse and neglect she likely faced in her past,” the group said on its Facebook page, “but we do know one thing–her future is bright and we will make sure she never has to endure pain or suffering at the hands of a human.”

Learn more about Muncie ARF at its website.

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