A 2-month-old male Pit Bull mix was severely burned from his head to his back last night in Olmito, officials said.

A 2-month-old male Pit Bull mix was severely burned from his head to his back last night in Olmito, officials said.

According to a Facebook post made by Brownsville Animal Shelter’s Supervisor Nellie Zamora, the dog was found at the dog park next to the shelter and was immediately taken to the Harlingen Humane Society to receive medical treatment.

Resident Rigo Cepeda said a friend of his witnessed the puppy getting burned around 10 p.m. last night.

Cepeda said his friend saw a man cooking outside and that the man threw the hot oil to the grass. Cepeda’s friend said he believes the man knew the puppy was there when he threw the oil.

Harlingen Veterinarian Technician Donja Rodriguez said the puppy was a little dehydrated and in pain and has severe burning on his neck, top of his head and part of his back.

Cameron County Deputy Chief Gus Reyna Jr. said the sheriff’s department is investigating the case and that charges will be filed and the department expects to make an arrest today.

Rodriguez is taking donations to help with the puppy’s medical care. You can donate through Paypal to donjasdogs@gmail.com or drop off a contribution to the Arroyo Animal Clinic in Harlingen, 1649 North 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen or call (956) 428-4002.