WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials with the Wolfe County Animal Shelter say they’re angry after picking up two very sick dogs that were dropped off and left to fend for themselves.
The two dogs, Bashful and Tripod, have very expensive vet bills, and the shelter is seeking donations from the community.
"It just really hurts to see animals treated that way. Animals are like kids. You have to take care of them," said Peyton Caudill.
A Facebook message posted Monday night on the shelter’s page begins: "We have some very cruel and uncaring people living among us in our county."
Volunteers had to pick up Tripod and Bashful after someone dropped them off. Bashful was extremely malnourished, and Tripod was physically injured.
"He had a broken leg that wasn’t cared for. So it was rotting off. And we had to take him to the vet to get it amputated," said Caudill.
Shelter officials say they’re underfunded and overcrowded. They hope that through donations, they can pay off the expensive pet bills for care that Bashful and Tripod needed.
"Whatever donations we get would be greatly appreciated, so we can pay for the dogs that we have now and the rest of the vet bill, and for dogs to come that need vet services," said Caudill.
Tripod remains at the vet while he recovers, and in a few days Bashful will travel to an animal rescue in Pennsylvania.
You can donate to the Wolfe County Animal Shelter here.
Caudill says that if you cannot take care of an animal, do not leave it to die.
"Just bring it here. Let us take care of it. Don’t leave it off to die somewhere," said Caudill.