$5,000 Reward Offered In Louisville Animal Cruelty Case
Posted by: N Gilbert
Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) is investigating an extremely serious animal cruelty and neglect case and is hoping the community can help with information leading to an arrest and conviction.
On Tuesday morning, LMAS responded to a call regarding a dog tied to a fence with duct tape covering its muzzle in the 2600 block of West Kentucky Street. The dog, a male pit bull, was suffering from malnutrition and other injuries.
Due to the severity of his injuries, LMAS requested the assistance of The Arrow Fund, a local humane organization specializing in rehabilitating victims of animal cruelty, to provide the specialized veterinary care this dog required. The dog, now named Frodo, required extensive surgery on his mouth and jaw and faces possible amputation of his rear leg. Frodo remains hospitalized in the Louisville area.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
"This animal has endured extreme and unnecessary suffering," said Pamela Rogers, Kentucky state director for The Humane Society of the United States. "We hope our reward brings forward anyone with information about this heinous crime. Whoever is responsible for this dog's misery should know that this kind of cruelty is not tolerated in our community."
"LMAS officers and staff will aggressively pursue every avenue to identify and prosecute those responsible for this act of cruelty," said LMAS Senior Manager Margaret Brosko. "We will continue to do everything we can to protect Louisville animals and bring them the justice they deserve."
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact LMAS at 502-363-6609.
For more information: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices/.
Via The Arrow Fund's Facebook Page:
DUCT TAPED AND LEFT TO SUFFER !
UPDATE - THE ARROW FUND - "FRODO"- We got a call to help this boy in need - he was found this way. He is in life saving surgery now - from bite wound from behind which detached top of muzzle and detached both canines which embedded in mouth with bones fragments attached and infection has set in. He needs this surgery to be able to eat. He has bite wounds throughout his body -chin, scrotum, legs, ear, etc... Bad infection in front leg with actual bone infection. Cultures will be taken from mouth wound and front leg. His back leg has been broken for a while and has atrophied with new wounds from recent attack. This leg will be amputated but he is to weak now. This boy was in extreme pain upon arrival to Blue Pearl . He is under the care of The Arrow Fund. He seems so sad but when I told him that nobody was ever going to hurt him anymore and petted him "he lit up" ! It was like - Is someone actually being nice to me ???? "Frodo" has so much healing to do . Please send love , light, and prayers his way. Donations are greatly needed as well ! Donations can be made at www.thearrowfund.org or checks may be mailed to:
The Arrow Fund
P.O. Box 1127
Prospect, Kentucky 40059.
I will post an update as soon as I hear from Dr. Patti Sura .This case is under investigation - so for now his medical condition is all we can post about . Thanks all - please share and make sure all of your friends are following our cases on facebook under "The Arrow Fund." ~Thanks ~Rebecca~The Arrow Fund~