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Justice the dog finds forever home 1 year after abandoned, badly burned

Chris Browder has also mentioned a $15,000 reward for help in the arrest and conviction of Justice's previous owners.
Justice the dog has found a forever home. (Shelby County Animal Shelter)

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) — The dog who miraculously survived chemical burns will soon have a forever home!

Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter's administrative assistant/technician Chris Browder announced the news on the organization's Facebook page Saturday morning and recapped Justice's journey over the last year:

On Nov. 2, 2018, a pitbull terrier was found at an abandoned home in Shelby County and was badly burned all over his body.

The Shelby County Animal Shelter named the dog Justice because they wanted to find out who abandoned and tortured the dog.

Justice was taken to IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital to undergo treatment and a long recovery process.

During his recovery, Justice needed a feeding tube, had sepsis, pneumonia and tested positive for heartworm.

Browder's post continued by thanking the staff at IndyVet, those who delivered care packages, and two foster vet technicians who welcomed Justice into their homes.

"Along came foster family number three. We will refer to them as foster failures!," Browder said in the post. "They love him, he is at home with them and we do not have to worry about his care or exploiting him. One day soon, the adoption will be finalized."

Browder has also mentioned a $15,000 reward for help in the arrest and conviction of Justice's previous owners.