The puppy, whom KHS has named Alley, was found on Wednesday, January 18, around 8:30 a.m. 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.
How to Help
The public can help by donating online at www.kyhumane.org/donate.
Anyone with information about this dog can call LMAS at 502-473-PETS.
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