A burnt dog rescued in extremis becomes a social media star thanks to her resilience

Riona was intentionally set on fire and was narrowly saved by shocked neighborhood residents. She is currently receiving intensive care at a dedicated veterinary clinic. The community took a liking to the unfortunate woman, providing her with financial and emotional support.

On June 20, 2022, in a residential area of ​​the city of Memphis in the state of Tennessee to United Statesresidents saw a dog on fire. “I ran out when I heard people screaming and I saw a ball of fire, literally. It was the worst show I have attended”told Ashlie Craft at People.

The woman then grabbed a bucket which she filled with water from her swimming pool and then sprinkled Riona.

The poor beast suffered from severe burns over more than 60% of his body. She was quickly taken to the veterinary clinic Bluff City Veterinary Specialists.


Humans covered her in gas and set her on fire. She was running down the street covered in flames. Yet all she wants to do is to love on everybody! Share her story! #justice4riona #tailsofhopedogrescue #dogsoftiktok #dogrescue #shareherstory

? Surrender – Natalie Taylor

Intensive care and a skin graft

Riona was taken care of as soon as possible and was treated for his burns. A skin graft will soon be performed under general anesthesia.

At the same time, the trainers have created a TikTok account dedicated to the courageous dog.

The community was immediately touched by her story. “We figured if a thousand people saw her it would spread the word about what happened to her, but within 8-10 hours there were millions of users showing their support. There were people from Ukraine, Greece or even Denmark.said Mallory McLemoreveterinary technician.


There is a ,000 CASH reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/people responsible for her injuries. Confidential information can be e-mailed to [email protected] #justice4riona #tailsofhopedogrescue #dogsoftiktok #shareherstory

? The Champion – Carrie Underwood

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Riona has thus received thousands of euros in donations and endearing gifts (toys, stuffed animals, blankets, etc.). The survivor has shown unparalleled resilience and is beginning to flourish, surrounded by love and kindness.

An investigation is underway to determine who is behind this despicable act of cruelty. The police department of Memphis offers a reward of nearly 20,000 euros to anyone who can help.


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