11/11/2013 04:32 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:56 EST

Nero, Burned Puppy Found At Saskatchewan Work Camp, Now In Calgary Foster Care

CALGARY - A badly burned puppy found by a camp worker in Saskatchewan is recovering under the watchful eyes of the Calgary-based Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society.

The dog, who has been named Nero, had to have both of his damaged ears removed and may need eye surgery.

But society spokeswoman Deanna Thompson says Nero is already playing with other dogs in a foster home.

It's believed someone intentionally set the puppy on fire and officials are trying to find the culprit.

Thompson says Nero is on medication to combat pain and infection.

She says there have been many offers to help from across the country.

“We probably have over 30 people who want to adopt him," Thompson said. "It’s going to be tough, at the end of the day, to make that decision on who’s going to give him his ‘forever’ home. But ...the outpouring of support has been fantastic.”

Thompson said she hopes Nero’s story can help other animals who’ve been abuse find good homes.

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