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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  • by April Location: NH on Apr 22, 2012 at 10:14 AM
    How can anyone kill an animal that has such a will to live. Dogs and cats have such a unique thing that they can let themselves die. Malachi even in the pain he wants to live. The ONLY Humane thing to do is to do whatever is in our power as humans to help this innocent pup. I truely believe that and I am so glad to have seen vets and techs do all they could to help this pup and then their were those who prayed for this pup and Malachi made it and he is in his furever home. I watched the video on petfinders and I saw the vets and techs so gently and loving care for this pup. I know that being bit was the last thing from their minds saving this pup is what they focused on and it certainly payed off. I love this pup and one day I want to meet him and the people who were there to fix what a human broke. These people were Malachi's heros and angels that night. Thank you to them.
  • by Thomas Location: 44532 Lünen on Feb 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM
    Urteilt bitte viel viel mehr im Namen der Tiere. Wir Leben alle auf einem Planeten...wir können und dürfen so nicht mehr weiter machen. Ist euch denn garnichts mehr heilig. Auch jedes Tier hat ein Recht auf ein schmerzfreies gerechtes Leben
  • by Iris Location: Bowling Green KY on Feb 7, 2012 at 01:56 PM
    The truly humane action re:Malachai is to humanely euthanise him. His agony is repeated and prolonged by the lengthy recovery. He does not understand that the vets are trying to help him. All he knows is that he is being tortured over and over every day, in the same places on his body that already hurt, and that his horrible pain will never end. This horrific ordeal Malachai is suffering at the vet's office is animal cruelty in itself. Please let his pain end and allow him to rest in peace at last.
  • by Andrea and Misty Location: Bowling Green KY on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:46 PM
    Also...I am 110% positive that is this dog were to have bit someone, all of you would be the first ones to want to put it down!
  • by Andrea and Misty Location: Bowling Green KY on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    OK....Very awful. We are animal lovers...always have been. But lets all take a minute, calm down and just breathe. I feel really bad for that poor dog...I wish this wouldnt have happened. But lets not pass judgement, none of us know for sure exactly what happened, whether it was an accident or not. Everybody needs to quit pointing fingers, calling people names, trying to pass judgement, and trying to pin the death penalty on this guy! I would love to be a fly on the wall and watch all the horrible mistakes yall make everyday so we could all pass judgement on you and put that all over the media. We are all sinners and we all make mistakes. This has been an awful incident, but we all need to remember our place and start controlling our outbursts. Thanks for your time.
  • by James Location: London England on Jan 25, 2012 at 03:49 PM
    This kind of cruelty goes on over here in the UK and is on the increase. There should be tougher laws in place to put an end to these sick acts towards animals. Dogs give their owners a lifetimes love and loyalty, better than most humans, they dont deserve this
  • by A on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:50 AM
    Wow, a little biased on what comments are posted huh? I'm disappointed! Definately won't be stopping by your sight anymore, ever. I'll stick with BG Daily News website. At least they don't seem to be biased in their comment posting. Not too mention you all made it sound like you'd get Shane's side of the story out and not show his face and so on....nice way to get more fuel for the media fire. Never trust the media. Sad. And karma does come back to us all....
  • by DFarris Location: Roundhill on Jan 25, 2012 at 05:08 AM
    That's how they do it in Richardsville
  • by Kevin Location: lhc on Jan 24, 2012 at 02:56 AM
    Go read the updated storybefore commenting further, barbie and Hank. The owner is charged with FELONY torturing of a dog. Gotta love the 'authorities' commenting in this thread......
  • by mike Location: bowling green on Jan 23, 2012 at 10:10 PM
    me and my wife will take him we have 2 house dogs a minpin and a chihuahua/pikanese mix and have plenty of room in our home for another i promis 1 thing we will spoil him like he was 1 of our sons
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