They say it was a horrifying discovery, a dog found along the road, barely alive.
Officials with the Clark County Animal Shelter believe someone dragged it behind a vehicle. Workers at the shelter gave us pictures of the mangled black and white pitbull, but they're too graphic to show you.
Beth Bowman made the gruesome discovery Friday morning. She says the dog was left to die after he was dragged around the old Brecknerville Elementary School off Combs Ferry.
She says, "You could tell they were going at a high rate of speed by the trail of blood that was down the road."
Bowman says the pitbull was literally skinned alive, his paws were burned off by the road, his bones broken when he was found and brought to the Clark County Animal Shelter, a heavy duty chain still around his neck.
As the vets tried to help the battered and broken dog, they quickly realized there was little they could do. He died this morning.
Police are asking for your help to find those responsible. If you hear anyone bragging about the incident or have any information, you are urged to give them a call. The number is 859-745-7400.