Mutt Strut finds spokes-dog in persevering Husky puppy
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Humane Society (LHS) has announced Star, a 7-month-old Husky puppy, as its spokes-dog for the upcoming Mutt Strut. Star will make her appearance at the annual 1-mile, dog-friendly walk Saturday, June 5 at Keeneland from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Named for her bright and sweet spirit, Star came to LHS covered in chemical burns that resulted in open and painful wounds from her ears to her tail. The LHS medical team provided emergency care to help end her pain and heal her wounds.
The injuries Star has are significant and there is a high chance for serious infection. She must be monitored closely, have her bandages changed and wounds cared for along with help healing from not just the physical abuse she endured, but also the mental trauma that comes with an act like this.
“Her condition would be tragic if caused accidentally but, with burns on her head and back, and not her paws, we believe this poor puppy was intentionally burned. A heinous act by a malicious individual. But Star is a survivor,” says Meghan Bostic, LHS Outreach Manager. “She is a reminder to all that the darkest nights produce the brightest stars and, despite her unfortunate start in life, LHS will do everything to create a future for Star as bright as her spirit.”
To meet her fans and thank the public for their donations, Star will be appearing at the LHS’ Mutt Strut. Participants can join the festivities in person or virtually and should register at www.lhsmuttstrut.com. Online registration ends Friday, June 4 at 4 p.m. Prior to the walk, adult registration is $25 and child registration is $20. On the day of the walk, the fee will go up to $30 per person.
LHS encourages the public to bring their families, including pets, to the event and share photos on social media using #LHSMUTTSTRUT.