JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)–Eleven puppies are fighting to survive after being dumped in a ravine in Jackson County.
The rescue group The Arrow Fund is providing the puppies with around-the-clock care while authorities search for the person responsible.
The Arrow Fund founder Rebecca Eaves told LEX 18 that the 11 puppies were thrown down a ravine inside of a coffee Keurig box. She learned about a man who posted on Facebook that he was fishing nearby when he heard their cries.
“I asked if they were getting medical attention or are they with experienced bottle-feeders, being that young? You know their eyes aren’t even open yet,” she said.
The decision was made to rush the puppies to Louisville, where they are now receiving care. Eaves told LEX 18 that the odds are stacked against the pups. Some of them are now doing better than others.
“Her name is Arya, she is struggling but we’re doing every single thing that we can and we love them all and hope to get them through this,” Eaves said, showing one of the puppies.
Eaves is working with the sheriff’s office to catch whoever is responsible for committing what she calls a heartless act of cruelty.
“We are wishing them a good investigation. We’d love for this person to be charged. It’s heinous what they did,” she said.
Look at these sweet, defenseless week-old pups… these are just 4 of the 11 puppies dumped in a ravine in Jackson County inside of a box and left to die. Luckily a man fishing nearby heard their cries, and @TheArrowFund stepped in to save them. @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/4Om6RTaMWD
— Kylen Mills LEX 18 (@KylenMills) May 20, 2019