Shelter seeks answers after good Samaritan finds wounded dog

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Staff at an Indiana animal shelter is seeking answers after a good Samaritan found a severely injured dog. On Sunday morning, the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter reached out to the public with the plea for help:

We desperately need your help. The Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter received a call from a Good Samaritan stating this intact male dog was wandering down the road in the vicinity of 900 North and 400 West in Shelby County Indiana. He is not microchipped and his collar hangs as if he once fit into it. Unfortunately, there were no tags identifying his owner. We do not know what was done to this poor soul.

Photos of the dog’s injuries were posted to Facebook – it is clear that he has widespread wounds over much of his body, but how those wounds got there is a mystery.

Information needed

Shelter staff hopes that someone will recognize the dog or have answers about what may have happened. The shelter wrote:

We want answers. Please, any anonymous tips….big or small that can help us locate the person(s) responsible and pursue charges. Email me anytime at or call the Shelter at 317-392-5127 between the hours of 10:00 to 1:00 on Saturday and 9:00 to 5:00 weekdays. Please, if you know anything, follow your heart and help this dog. Please share and help us get the word out. We want justice, for the dog we named JUSTICE.

An update after seeing a veterinarian

The shelter updated Facebook followers after Justice was taken to a veterinarian:

Justice is resting comfortably at a Veterinarian Hospital in Intensive Care. The vet believes he is between two to three years old. The damage appears to be from burns, but at this time unsure if it is chemical or from fire.

Find the animal shelter on Facebook here.

(Image via Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter)

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