Reward offered in abused dog case in Lexington

A $1,000 reward is now being offered for information about a dog with profanity chemically burned in its skin.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- A reward is now being offered in the case of a dog found abandoned with a disturbing injury in Lexington.

Last week we told you about Felicity, a seven-month-old pit bull mix, found chained to a fence on Campbell Street. Investigators say someone used a chemical to burn profanity into the dog's skin.

The dog is now recovering, but so far, no arrest has been made.
Wednesday the Lexington Humane Society announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Since our story aired on WKYT last week, people in the community have reached out to the Humane Society with donations for the dog and for a reward.

Ashley Hammond, Development Manager with the Lexington Humane Society, says this is the first time the organization has set up any sort of reward. "Luckily with support from people in the community we are able to offer this thousand dollar reward because we don't want this to be done to any animal and whoever did this needs to brought to justice," said Hammond.

Hammond says Felicity is living up to her name; she is happy and doing well. The dog will have plastic surgery next week on the chemically burned area and could be ready for adoption by October.

If you have any information about the case, you should call Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control at (859) 255-9033, ext. 229.

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