Puppy Dragged By Car Update

By: Rachel Markin Email
By: Rachel Markin Email

It's being called sick and twisted.

Warren County Animal Control was called after a puppy was found mutilated and left to die.

Yesterday Animal Control told us the 6 month old dog was dragged behind a car, until it's chain broke.

"He needs to be found, it's just wrong," says Richard Smith.

Richard Smith was just driving home when he first saw the dog on Melshed Ferry Road in Richardsville.

"He was laying in the middle of the road, I thought he had been hit by a car," says Smith.

Smith says he knew something wasn't right when he saw the blood stains and a broken chain laying near the dog in the ditch

He called Warren County Animal Control right away, who was shocked at what they found.

"In the three years I've been doing this, I've never seen anything as bad as this," says Deputy Sheriff Robert Boyden.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Boyden picked up the animal.

He says he can't rule out the incident as an accident, but from looking at the chain, he personally doesn't believe it was.

The puppy now waits Greystone Pet Hospital where he is in critical condition.

Caretakers have named him Malichai and bandages cover where he no longer has skin.

"He's lost skin on his hips too, so he was laying on his side and probably going side to side, I can't really guess how long it went on," says Dr. Paxton.

Dr. Paxton says they are giving him plasma and need to move him into surgery quickly to close his wounds.

"Young cats, young dogs will surprise you sometimes, and think as long as I see the will to survive in his eyes, we're gonna do everything we can to give him a chance," says Dr. Paxton.

While Malachi has been in the hospital, Deputy Boyden has spent much of the day walking house to house in the Richardsville area hoping to find out more about Malachi.

The Warren County Humane Society and Greystone Pet Hospital are taking donations for Malachi's surgeries.

So far they've received more than $2,500.

If you have any information, call the Warren County Sheriff's Department at (270) 842-1633.


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