Clark Co. animal shelter investigating after dog found in trash dies

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CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The Clark County Animal Shelter is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of a dog that died after being found lying in a pile of trash.

The dog was found Friday morning next to a dumpster at Almond Street and Tyler Banks Court in Winchester.

Animal shelter officials say they believe the dog was a middle aged Yorkshire Terrier mix. The dog was only seven pounds when she was found and taken to the shelter.

Shelter officials say the dog appeared to be severely neglected and had multiple injuries. She was taken to the Boonesboro Animal Clinic where she died from an infection.

"Our hope was that we would get her treatment and she would recover and she would know the love that dogs deserve, that all animals deserve, in a home," said Adreanna Wills, director of the Clark Co. Animal Shelter. "But she didn't get that chance."

The animal shelter is now asking for the public's help to find who may have been responsible for what happened to the dog.

Several people have donated to a reward fund, which is now at $1,200, for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the case.

"That gives us hope that we're going to find the person who did this," Wills said, "that people do care, that things that happened to this dog are not the common thing - that people do care about their animals - and they're willing to help an animal that they've never met, because they all deserve a chance."

The shelter says they are still trying to raise $400 to help cover the cost of the emergency care the dog received while at the vet.

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