January 31, 2023

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Kentucky Cruelty Case after ASPCA Offers $1,000 Reward

Update: We are pleased to share that an arrest has been made in the case of a severely emaciated puppy abandoned in Nicholasville, Kentucky. An anonymous tip led law enforcement officials to the dog’s owner, who then confessed to starving and abandoning the dog.

This blog was originally posted on August 10, 2015.

Attention animal advocates: The ASPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of a six-month-old, severely emaciated puppy abandoned near the dumpsters of an apartment building in Nicholasville, Kentucky.  

A Good Samaritan brought the extremely thin puppy to the Jessamine County Animal Care and Control shelter on July 29. She was immediately evaluated by a veterinarian who estimated the puppy should weigh between 21 and 24 pounds but weighed around half that when rescued. Fortunately, the puppy does not have any other health issues, and has slowly gained weight over the past week and a half.

“This is a truly heartbreaking case of animal cruelty,” says Stacy Wolf, Senior Vice President of the ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Group. “No animal should have to suffer in this way. We thank Jessamine County Animal Care and Control staff for their commitment to finding justice for this puppy while sending a message that this type of cruelty will not be tolerated in their community.”

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Jessamine County Animal Care and Control by calling 859-881-0821. The Jessamine County Animal Care and Control accepts anonymous complaints.

Please visit our Fight Cruelty section to find out how to report animal cruelty in your area.