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Hollywood man jailed for burning pit bull, police say

Alain Williams, 27, accused of pouring scalding water on ex-girlfriend's dog

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A man is being held in jail in lieu of $86,000 bond, after he burned his ex-girlfriend's pit bull with scalding water following a domestic dispute, police said.

Alain Williams, 27, is facing multiple charges, including tormenting/mutilating an animal, criminal mischief and battery on a police officer.

Mariya Facca, the dog's owner, said she was at work when Williams injured her pet, and said he texted her saying he had poured hot water on the dog because she had broken up with him.

Facca claims that Williams has gotten physical with both her and his sister in the past.

"Burning the skin off an animal is really just beyond anyone's imagination of what the dog went through," said Broward County Judge John Hurley.

According to employees at Hollywood Animal Hospital, where the dog named Moon is recovering, the 1-year-old pit bull suffered second-degree burns throughout her body during Sunday's attack.

Moon was given oxygen therapy, blood transfusions and had her burns cleaned and bandaged. Veterinarians said she is doing better, but the loss of proteins seen in burn victims and the risk of kidney failure are still a threat.

"Moon has a wonderful disposition for having endured such a tragedy," said Dr. Amanda Pinder. "While she has a long road of care ahead of her, baring complications, our prognosis for her is good."

Hurley said the dog was burned on 75 percent of her body.

To donate to Moon's medical expenses contact the Hollywood Animal Hospital at (954) 920-3556.

***Disclaimer: Slideshow below shows some graphic images of Moon while she's recovering at Hollywood Animal Hospital.***

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