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Reward Offered In Jackson Co. Puppy Dumping Case

Posted at 2:45 PM, May 23, 2019

(LEX 18)– The Arrow Fund, a rescue organization, is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for dumping eleven puppies in a box in a ravine in Jackson County.

The puppies are currently in the care of The Arrow Fund.

They were found on May 16 when a man who was fishing heard their cries.

“Abandoning these puppies in this way is absolutely cruel and heartless and is a crime in Kentucky,” said Rebecca Eaves, president of The Arrow Fund.  “At only two-weeks old with their eyes still closed, they need to eat frequently and have difficulty maintaining their body heat without their mother.  The humane thing to do would have been to take the mother and the unwanted puppies to a local shelter for proper care.  Without the mother, their chance for survival is compromised.  Although we have engaged fosters experienced in bottle-feeding newborns, the best outcome for any puppy is when they can be fed and cared for by their mother.”

The puppies were rushed to Louisville where The Arrow Fund is giving them around-the-clock care.

The Arrow Fund says the reward is sponsored by John Ridgill, a board member and president of Louisville Tree Service, LLC.

If you have any information about this case, contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 606-287-7121.