The Kentucky Humane Society and Louisville Metro Animal Services are asking the public to come forward with any answers regarding a six-month-old puppy with suspected chemical burns. The puppy came to KHS January 19, 2017, for treatment where she is in critical condition.
With winter come a host of challenges for the dogs in our life. From ensuring they stay warm to avoiding the chemicals used to melt snow, we must be vigilant.
We need your help! On Dec. 21, a water pipe froze and burst in the ceiling of our large dog kennel space at the Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville.
Rudy is a ten-year-old Chihuahua who came to the Kentucky Humane Society as a stray after being found roaming the streets by two kind strangers. When they discovered poor Rudy, he was weak, extremely emaciated and something appeared to be wrong with the senior Chihuahua’s eyes. Seeing how bad of condition the tiny dog was in, they offered him some soft food and a bowl of water to help him gain strength. Rudy drank the entire bowl of water but proceeded to vomit it up immediately. His new friends knew then that Rudy was in trouble, and they brought him to KHS in the hopes that we could help him.
The first time Bear saw his foster dad remove his belt, he ran screaming from the room, terrified. The four-pound Pomeranian cowered and trembled under a bed and would not come out for hours.
It was just one of many indications that this little dog had witnessed terrible abuse in his last home – and had been a victim of domestic violence himself.