A sweet pit bull puppy is recovering from an upper respiratory infection before undergoing plastic surgery in Lexington, Kentucky this week reported the news from the Lexington Humane Society. The organization has now doubled the reward to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in this egregious crime of animal cruelty.
In August, the seven-month-old puppy was found tied to a fence on Campbell Street. When animal rescuers examined the dog now named Felicity, bald spots on her back spelled out a profane word that authorities stated had been burned into her back with some kind of caustic chemical - possibly bleach or Drano.
"There was an attempt to make a word on the canine," Lt. Lee Agee, with the Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control told local8now.com. "This type of abuse, with the scarring and the burning, yes, it's bad,"
Unfortunately there are still no leads and authorities are asking the public for help.
As to the reason the Lexington Humane Society has decided to have plastic surgery performed on Felicity to mask the obscene word(s) on the dog's hip, the organization made the following explanation on their Facebook page:
"The decision was made to perform surgery not only because Felicity's branding would make her easily identifiable, but it also could potentially limit her later in life. When weighing the pros and cons, it was decided to be in her best interest to perform a minor surgery that will help mask the profanity branded onto her hip."
Anyone with information is asked to contact:
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