Dog found left for dead with mouth duct taped shut
POSTED: Friday, July 5, 2013 - 7:21pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 3:16pm
Louisville, KY (NBC) — A dog now known as "Frodo," is resting comfortably thanks to doctors and staff at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners and the Arrow Fund. On Tuesday, a passerby in the 2600 block of West Kentucky Street called authorities after spotting Frodo left for dead and chained to a fence, his mouth duct taped.
"It's one of the worst cases i've seen," said Rebecca Eaves, with the Arrow Fund.
An animal control officer said the frightened and frail pitt bull mix had no aggression when he found him. The Arrow Fund's Rebecca Eaves says every ounce of fight had been taken out of him.
"All indications are he's been thrown into a fight ring," she said.
It's a situation so violent, Frodo's teeth were dislodged. his mouth had to be re-attached, each injury documented for court. Injuries to one of Frodo's back legs are so bad, it will be amputated.
"Dog fighting is so rampant. People think it's not here. it is here," said Eaves.
"We're just going to have to really solicit the citizens of Louisville to just step up and please give us some tips," said Donald Robinson with Metro Animal Services.
With the severity of the crime there's a substantial reward: $5,000 dollars from the Humane Society of the United States.
Frodo will stay at the hospital for the time being. He has more surgeries ahead. Someone who's experienced with caring for abused animals will eventually take the dog home.