Letters And Money Pour In For Louis at Montgomery Humane Society

Charles Crippen felt he had no choice. A horrific abuse on a dog cried for tender loving care. Crippen and his wife donated $50 for Louis.

"If you have any compassion for a human being or an animal, this gets you," said Crippen.

Crippen is by far not the only one. Letters from home all over the country along with checks. One person wrote, 'How can a person be so evil.' Another wrote, 'Poor Louis.' One man even dropped off a truck load of dog food. The Montgomery Humane Society also received emails from places like Brazil. One man wrote, 'I'm a lawyer. Call me if you need help."

Help in the sense of prosecuting the man investigators believe tortured Louis. 20-year old Juan Daniels is still on the run. He is accused of beating Louis with a shovel and setting him on fire. Louis is recovering in a Montgomery vet's office with burns over 60% of his body.

"I can't imagine what would possess someone to be that cruel," said Montgomery Humane Society Managing Director Steven Tears.

WSFA 12 News has yet to get suspect Daniels' side of the story, who detectives believe burned Louis because Daniels couldn't use the family car.

"I will pray for him," said Crippen.

Despite the pain Louis is making progress. He's walking around and even got into the trash today at the vet's office, encouraging signs for a dog on the long road to recovery.  Humane society officials say the hundreds of dollars given so far will pay for Louis' medical care.