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Case ID: 19796
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (pit-bull)
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Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012

County: Jessamine

Disposition: Alleged
Case Images: 1 files available

Alleged: Franklin May

Case Updates: 1 update(s) available

Police are looking for the person responsible for dumping a badly injured dog in a dumpster.

According to Mike Cassidy with Jessamine County Public Services, a veterinarian believes an infection in an injury on the female Chihuahua mix means she was most likely wounded on Monday.

People who live nearby found the dog in the dumpster behind Helsmdale Apartments, located off Police are looking for the person responsible for dumping a badly injured dog in a dumpster.

According to Mike Cassidy with Jessamine County Public Services, a veterinarian believes an infection in an injury on the female Chihuahua mix means she was most likely wounded on Monday.

People who live nearby found the dog in the dumpster behind Helsmdale Apartments, located off Wichita Drive in Nicholasville, on Wednesday.

The dog was covered in sores and fleas on top of a cardboard box.

"Originally we thought it was stab wounds, but after taking it to the vet, they decided it was punctures from an animal attack," Cassidy said of the dogs injuries, "Anybody that does something like that to an animal, it's my belief that they're prone to also do that to humans, whether its neglecting a child. I think it goes further than just an animal."

Now, the dog that was considered trash to someone is the most sought after animal in the Jessamine County Animal Shelter.

Caring for the dog's infection, boarding costs and rehabilitation will be pricey. If you would like to donate you are asked to contact the shelter by calling (859) 881-0821 or (859) 885-4836 in Nicholasville, on Wednesday.

The dog was covered in sores and fleas on top of a cardboard box.

"Originally we thought it was stab wounds, but after taking it to the vet, they decided it was punctures from an animal attack," Cassidy said of the dogs injuries, "Anybody that does something like that to an animal, it's my belief that they're prone to also do that to humans, whether its neglecting a child. I think it goes further than just an animal."

Now, the dog that was considered trash to someone is the most sought after animal in the Jessamine County Animal Shelter.

Caring for the dog's infection, boarding costs and rehabilitation will be pricey. If you would like to donate you are asked to contact the shelter by calling (859) 881-0821 or (859) 885-4836


Case Updates

Animal cruelty charges have been filed against the owner of a dog in Jessamine County that was found badly hurt inside of a dumpster last week.

On September 26 Franklin May came to the Jessamine County Animal Shelter claiming to own the mixed breed Chihuahua dog that was found in a dumpster on September 25 at the Helmsdale Apartments in Nicholasville. Jessamine County Animal Care and Control was able to verify that May was, in fact, the owner of the dog.

Upon review of evidence gathered at the scene of the alleged crime and further investigation by Jessamine County Animal Care and Control, charges of second-degree animal cruelty were filed against May in Jessamine County District Court

Jessamine County Animal Care and Control will be hosting a press conference at 5 p.m. Monday at the Jessamine County Animal Shelter, where a prepared statement regarding the case will be read.

The dog is being treated and is recovering at the Jessamine County Animal Shelter.
Source: LEX18 - Oct 1, 2012
Update posted on Oct 1, 2012 - 4:47PM 

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