The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for burning a dog with bacon grease in Pikeville.
Agency officials say that on December 1, a small mixed-breed male dog writhing in pain was found by a Pikeville resident who heard him howling in discomfort.
The rescuer discovered the dog had been burned by what appeared to be hot bacon grease that had been poured on him, and found his collar melted into his skin.
A local veterinarian was able to stabilize the dog and his ownership was transferred to a Lexington-based animal rescue organization.
The dog, now named Miracle, is receiving 24-hour care and is recuperating in a foster home in the Louisville area.
The Pike County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 606-432-6260.