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Emaciated Puppies Left Outside Nicholas Co. Shelter

Posted at 3:44 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 07:41:15-05

NICHOLAS COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Paris Animal Welfare Society is seeking information on the identity of a person who dumped 12 emaciated puppies outside the Nicholas County Animal Shelter.

The animals were dumped sometime before 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.  The person responsible may have been driving a white car.

“What they should’ve done was call me and tell me that they had some pups they wanted to give up., and we’d have come out and filled out the paperwork and took them then,” said Nicholas County Dog Warden Willie Hogg.

According to Hogg, 9 of the 12 puppies will remain at the Nicholas County Animal Shelter. The 3 others, which are severely underweight and riddled with parasites, will stay at the Paris Animal Welfare Society.

“Had it been any longer, odds are they probably wouldn’t have survived,” said Bailey Middleton, transport behavior coordinator for PAWS. “What we would like to do is find the mother and get her fixed so we don’t have this in the future.”

Middleton said the puppies will be ok and ready for adoption in a few weeks.

If you have any information, please contact the Paris Animal Welfare Society at (859) 988-9800. They are also collecting donations to help with the care of the puppies. 

The puppies are in most need of canned puppy food, puppy formula, large blankets, and heating pads.