The Kentucky Humane Society is asking for the public’s help identifying the owner of a six-month-old puppy injured that is suspected to have been chemically burned. The puppy, dubbed Alley, was found on Wednesday by Louisville Metro Solid Waste as they cleared debris from an alley in the area of 3326 Greenwood Avenue.
Discovered hiding under a bush with a severe leg injury, the Louisville Metro Animal Services were notified and rushed the puppy to their animal care center where veterinarians believe the dog may have suffered a chemical burn two weeks prior. An animal cruelty officer returned to the area – visited neighbors and investigated vacant homes, but no clues as to the identity of the owner have been found.
The Kentucky Humane Society has agreed to help Alley who was brought to the organization’s veterinarian staff early Thursday morning. In addition to the chemical burns, Alley also suffers from open wounds and missing skin. Stuck to her head and right front leg was a tar-like substance. Her wounds have been cleaned and bandaged, and she is receiving appropriate pain medication to ease her severe pain. At this time, Alley’s prognosis is unknown.
The public can help by donating online here. Anyone with information is asked to call Louisville Metro Animal Services at 502-473-PETS. Help Abbey get justice. Someone knows her previous owner and what happened. Be the voice for those who cannot speak.
(Photo of puppy chemically burned via Kentucky Metro Animal Services.)
Video of Abbey can be seen here. (Graphic and may not be suitable for all audiences)
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The Kentucky Humane Society and Louisville Metro Animal Services are asking the public to come forward with any answers regarding a six-month-old puppy with suspected chemical burns. The puppy came to KHS today for treatment where she is in critical condition. The puppy, whom KHS has named Alley, was found on Wednesday, January 18, by employees with Louisville Metro Solid Waste. They were cleaning debris from alleys in the area of 3326 Greenwood Ave. when they spotted a dog hiding under brush. They noticed the puppy had a severe leg injury and called Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) dispatch. An LMAS animal control officer responded and rushed the dog back to the LMAS Animal Care Center. After examining the injuries, an LMAS veterinarian believed the dog may have suffered a chemical burn about a week or two ago. The responding officer went back to the area where the dog was found to further investigate. She visited a dozen homes in the area, many of which are vacant or abandoned. None of the people she talked with knew of anyone in the area who owns a dog that matches the description. KHS agreed to take in the dog for additional treatment, and she was delivered by an LMAS employee to KHS early this morning. The KHS veterinary team agrees the injuries may be from chemical burns. In addition to open wounds and missing skin, the puppy had a tar-like sticky substance on her head and right front leg. The puppy was sedated at KHS and her wounds have been cleaned and bandaged. She is receiving around-the-clock pain medication and antibiotics. Her prognosis at this time is unknown.The public can help by donating online at www.kyhumane.org/donate.If anyone has information about this puppy, please call LMAS at 502-473-PETS.
Posted by Kentucky Humane Society on Thursday, January 19, 2017