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8-Year-Old Boy Accused Of Animal Cruelty

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An 8-year-old boy is accused of dousing two puppies with bleach. Now, the boy could be charged with animal cruelty but, the boy and his mother claim there's a misunderstanding.

Since Saturday, an echo of calls has filed a pet shelter with all the fuzzy faces looking for a happy home here.

Most are calling to hear Ike's story, a 6-week-old American Staffordshire terrier and why he's separated from his brother and sister.

Ike's sister's eyes are swollen. She's got ulcers in her mouth and tongue, her bother is in worse shape with similar injuries and chemical burns.

Helter manager Renee Webb says the two were doused by a chemical you would use while doing laundry

One of the puppies was found in a dumpster in this Fond Du Lac neighborhood. A woman who didn't want to go on camera says she was watching the dogs for her ex-boyfriend.

She believes her 8-year-old son received a puppy bite and splashed what he thought was water on the dogs but turned out to be bleach.

The boy then placed that dog in a bag and threw it away.

The two are receiving near constant care at a foster home, but it's unclear if they will survive. What is clear, they've fielded at least half dozen calls to adopt Ike.

Dog food drop offs and online donations have followed. Volunteers say they've received at least $1500 through the web Monday alone.

"It has everyone absolutely touched, "Webb said

These are acts of human kindness following an act described as anything but kind.

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