Lexington puppy found chemically burned, branded with profanity

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Lexington Humane Society says amazingly, a seven month old pit bull mix that was horrifically abused only seems to have physical scars.

"I don't think emotionally she's going to have any problems. She seems to be pretty forgiving," said development manager Ashley Hammond.

The puppy named Felicity was branded with bleach or another caustic agent several months before she was found abandoned, chained to a fence on Campbell Street, according to Hammond.

“There was an attempt to make a word on the canine," said Lt. Lee Agee, with Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control.

Animal Control has received tips about who may have hurt Felicity but so far, none of those leads have helped them make an arrest.

With no owner identification, color or tags, Felicity’s home is the Lexington Humane Society for now.

"We think doing plastic surgery on her will make her a little more adoptable and we don't want people to make judgments on her based on her appearance," said Hammond.

But there's a problem, the fund used to pay for surgeries is severely depleted.

"Because of all the animals that we have rescued this year from all the hoarding cases, neglect cases," explained Hammond.

Since they've asked the public to help pay for Felicity's treatment, Hammond says dozens of people have donated hundreds of dollars.

While Hammond says it’s a step in the right direction, they are still asking people to keep donating so they can cover the cost of the surgery.

Animal Control is asking anyone with information about Felicity to come forward.

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