2 Teens Accused of Burning Dog

November 14, 2012 Updated Nov 14, 2012 at 4:53 PM EDT

By WKBW Internet

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November 14, 2012 Updated Nov 14, 2012 at 4:53 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Two suspects in late teens are in police custody for allegedly setting a 16-week old puppy on fire.

The suspects, who police have not yet formally charged, were picked up by police Tuesday afternoon after detectives received a tip call over the weekend.

The pair could be arraigned as early as Wednesday, and are expected to face felony animal cruelty charges.

The Jack Russel Terrier puppy, who has been given the name "Phoenix", continues to recover at the small animal hospital

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