A sickly puppy was locked in a wire cage and abandoned alongside a road in Winchester, Kentucky. The sad situation was brought to light on Friday morning by the Clark County Animal Shelter, who has taken the pup in. In a Facebook post, the animal welfare agency reached out to the public for help:
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
At approximately 7:00am this morning Animal Control Officers were called to the upper 900 block of Old Ruckerville Road concerning a small dog in distress in a cage. When officers arrived they found a puppy locked in a wire cage on the side of the road.
According to the shelter, the puppy, who is too weak to stand, has a skin condition and may be suffering from Parvovirus. The shelter writes:
The puppy was transported to a veterinary hospital and there is currently an open investigation to locate the person responsible for abandoning and denying veterinary care to the sick puppy.
Details of the criminal act have been released:
With the help of nearby residents we have been able to narrow down the timeframe the puppy was dropped to between 6:30 am and 7:00 am on Friday, July 19. If you have any information that may help us locate the person responsible for this please contact us immediately.
If you may have seen a strange vehicle in the area or know someone that may have had a female medium to large breed puppy, tan colored and approximately 10-14 weeks old that they no longer have please contact us at (859)737-0053.
Donations are being accepted on the shelter’s Facebook page here.
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