Phoenix Has a Permanent Home!

June 4, 2013 Updated Jun 4, 2013 at 2:21 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Phoenix Has a Permanent Home!

June 4, 2013 Updated Jun 4, 2013 at 2:21 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Phoenix, the puppy set on fire by two teens at the end of October, has found a home!

On October 29, 2012, Phoneix the dog was hung three feet off the ground, doused with lighter fluid, then set on fire. His story has touched the lives of animal lovers and beyond. He's now nearly recovered and sharing love with the Western New York community.

In a statement on their Facebook page, the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter announced Phoenix will permanently live in his foster home. Below is the statement:

"We would like to take this opportunity to announce that Phoenix has found a forever home with Judi, his foster mom! She has provided around the clock care from him for over 7 months now, he’s bonded, settled, and very attached to Judi and his best friend Ruckus. We truly feel it is in his best interest to let him stay in the home that he knows with the person that he loves. Phoenix will become a therapy dog and continue his work as an ambassador for the Shelter, an advocate against animal abuse, and a symbol of resiliency. We would like to thank the local, national and international communities for all of the generosity, love and support you have all given to this amazing little dog!"

We will have more information on Eyewitness News.