Dog stuffed in garbage bag and thrown off highway found alive

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In Glasgow, Kentucky, a local resident said her dog unexpectedly began to whine and bark on Sunday evening, indicating something was wrong. Moments later, the Good Samaritan spotted an abandoned dog on the side of the highway inside of a black garbage bag.

According to the Barren River  Animal Welfare Association, Karen Smith Clark believes the dog was intentionally dumped in the trash bag, and it was all too apparent the dog had been severely neglected.

“…we saw what we thought was a tiny fawn, upon getting closer we found this: It is Distressing to say the least: this poor dog looked to have had been thrown from a window of a vehicle, in a trash bag. Sorry. We rushed back home to get food, water, and gloves. In lieu we called Animal Control. When we got back the dog was leery but not aggressive to me at all, he wanted water. It was so distressing our dog was crying and whining”…

Rescue coordinator Connie Greer has been caring for the dog now named Arthur. The friendly pooch suffers from mange and other related skin conditions. He will be treated with antibiotics and when he is feeling better, will be eligible for adoption.

“Arthur is up and eating and moving around wagging his tail this morning. He has briefly been evaluated by Dr. Thomas. She reports he has a bad yeast infection with hair loss all over his body, mange and is slightly emaciated. She sees no additional visible signs of any other issues. Obviously he is going to need a lot of TLC and recuperation…”

On Monday, Arthur was already feeling better.

“At this time, Arthur has mange, a yeast infection, significant hair loss, and is quite thin, but he has started treatment and is improving drastically. He is not available for adoption at this time because we expect his treatment will take 4 months.”

If you would like to donate to Arthur’s recovery as well as the other dogs in need, please click here.

Donations can also be made through PayPal at or at  the shelter directly or mailed to BRAWA 175 Trojan Trail Glasgow, KY 42141.

(Photos of dog found in garbage bag via Barren River Animal Welfare Association)

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Dog deliriously happy after being freed from chain

Dog so grateful after being freed from a chain

7 replies
  1. Micele says:

    Honestly what the fuck is wrong with people I’ve said it again and I’ll continue to say it moving target practice for the military is with these people need to be.
    I just don’t understand how loving innocent people are killed daily and pieces of shit they do stuff like this to animals and humanity continue to walk the earth and breeth precious oxygen

  2. Star Shelley says:

    Sending karma to who ever did this horrible torture to this poor soul. I who ever a life of no peace, mind and soul with nightmares for the rest of their miserable evil life

  3. Bev Woodburn says:

    Hang in their Arthur and live out the rest of your precious life with a forever loving family.
    The animal torturing lowlife psychopaths who committed this deliberate torture and suffering to precious Arthur must be caught and eradicated from our planet.
    Why should these psychopaths be allowed to live on our planet and breath the air. They are the filth on our planet. Kill all animal torturers and abusers, no questions asked. These animal torturing monsters are guilty of there vile and evil deliberate heinous crime against an innocent and helpless precious dog named Arthur. So there punishment must be the death penalty. Good riddance to the filth on our planet.


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