"One of the Worst Cases of Animal Cruelty..."

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It's the unimaginable, a puppy is dragged behind a car in Warren County in what is being called one of the worst cases of animal cruelty local people have seen.

The puppy was found on the side of the road in a ditch around 9:00 a.m. Friday in the 200 block of Melshed Ferry Road.

Animal control deputies say evidence shows someone attached the dog to a car and dragged it for a long distance before the chain around the dog's neck finally broke.

The male pit bull, believed to be between six to eight months old, was rushed to the Warren County Humane Society clinging to life.

"He certainly was in critical condition," said Operations Manager Lisa Henderson. "He barely could sit up on his own. He was extremely weak from blood loss, certainly going into shock having gone through what he went through, certainly in very critical condition."

The puppy is now at Greystone Animal Hospital. Veterinarians say the next 72 hours will be very critical to see if he pulls through. They are treating the injuries to his head, sides and chest as if he were a burn patient.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is trying to determine if this was done intentionally. If you know who this dog's owner is, or saw anything, you are urged to please call them at 270-842-1633.

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