Updated 01:25 AM EST, Sat, Feb 28, 2015
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Amanda Bynes Mental Health Update: Dog Actress Soaked in Gasoline Given to Family Friend

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Not only is Amanda Bynes doing well after recently being released from a mental health treatment facility, but the dog that she soaked in gasoline over the summer is also apparently doing much better.

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Bynes was released from an exclusive Malibu mental institution earlier this month and is now living at her parents' home in Los Angeles, and considering enrolling into a fashion school in California.

However, back in July, the actress' pint-sized Pomeranian almost ended up as a casualty after she started makeshift fire in a stranger's driveway located in her parents' neighborhood. Video footage shows that the 27-year-old star walked into a California liquor store shortly after she supposedly lit a small fire in a driveway and reeked of gasoline as she tried to rinse her pet pooch in a back-office sink.

"She was trying to wash the dog. She didn't ask permission to go in the back on her own," Southwest Market & Deli employee Tony Darghali told the New York Daily News.

"When [the clerk on duty] went back there to see what she was doing, he could smell gasoline. She seemed freaked out and just kind of walked out. I don't think there was a whole lot of communication," he added. "It looks like the poor girl needs some help."

Surveillance video published by TMZ shows the former child star wearing a long blond wig as she paces around the store with the tiny dog in her arms and walks into an employees-only bathroom.

Inside sources told TMZ that the pet, whose name is Sherbert, was taken away from Amanda after she was placed on a 5150 psychiatric.

While she was in rehab, insiders say Amanda's parents cared for Sherbert, but have since given him away to a family friend because he didn't get along with the Bynes family's other dogs. 

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