Senior pups have something to wag about this summer, as the national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants for animal welfare organizations providing programs for at-risk senior dogs—and dogs in Louisville find themselves among the winners.
Six-year-old Ziggy is a Great Pyrenees with quite a sad story to tell. Ziggy came to the Kentucky Humane Society after being rescued by Animal Rescue Corps from a hoarding/neglect situation. Ziggy was one of 48 dogs found living in deplorable conditions in Reagan, Tennessee. He, along with numerous other dogs, was found chained outdoors with inadequate food, water and veterinary care.
Four-month-old Stanley is a sweet Havanese mix who came to the Kentucky Humane Society suffering from Puppy Strangles. Puppy Strangles, also referred to as Juvenile Cellulitis, is a condition that can occur in puppies between the ages of 3 weeks and 4 months old.
The first thing most people notice when meeting Alley is her happy wiggle and her “moony” eyes that beg for attention. This sweet puppy loves nothing more than cuddling in a lap and playing with new friends.
Which makes Alley’s story even harder to understand.
On a cold, gray day in January, Louisville Metro Solid Waste employees were removing debris from alleys when they found a shocking site: under a pile of branches was a golden-colored dog. Half the skin on her back right leg was missing. She was whimpering in pain.
On Monday, June 5, the Kentucky Humane Society received four Rottweilers that had been rescued by Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) during their Operation Mayday 1, in which 35 animals were found living in neglectful conditions in Luray, Tenn.