UPDATE: Reward for tip that leads to arrest in deceased dog dumping case

Investigators asking the public for help in finding the person responsible

UPDATE: (3/21/22) – A reward is now being offered in the case of a deceased dog being dumped in Lexington last week.

According to Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control, Bluegrass Crime Stoppers has now offered to pay up to $1,000 for a tip that leads to an arrest.

Investigators continue to look for information regarding a deceased dog found in a crate behind businesses on Russell Cave Road on Thursday, March 17. Surveillance video shows a person in a pick-up truck tossing the crate with the deceased animal inside.

If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or submit a Web Tip. You do not have to give your name and can remain anonymous.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control investigators are looking for the person seen in a graphic video dumping a deceased dog.
According to the animal shelter, the deceased dog was dumped on Thursday, March 17 just before 6 a.m. by a person in a pick-up truck. The dog was found in a crate behind businesses on Russell Cave Road.
The shelter shared an image of the deceased dog which shows it was extremely malnourished and had suffered injuries. We want to warn you, this image may be considered graphic. It can be viewed HERE.
If you have any information about the animal or person seen in the video, you’re urged to contact Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control’s Cruelty Investigator at 859-255-9033 extension 229.

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