Garrard County Animal Shelter looking for animal abuse suspect


GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Garrard County Animal Shelter is hoping you can help the county press animal abuse charges against someone accused of hurting and abandoning dogs.

According to the shelter, “Trooper” was picked up with four other dogs late Saturday night.

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One dog is still missing.

The shelter says someone called 911 after seeing a car speed toward them, possibly leaving the dogs behind out on the road.

“Trooper” was taken to the veterinarian right away. The shelter says he might not survive.

Staff members are hoping someone will recognize the dogs and know who they belong to.

If you have information or want to donate, you can find information here.

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