Paws 4 the Cause cares for abused dog

Posted at 4:47 PM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 18:19:30-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington animal rescue is caring for a dog they think was severely abused in Lawrence County.

Cinder is an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix. She was rescued from a shelter in Lawrence County following a bad situation, according to Anita Spritzer, the rescue director at Paws 4 the Cause.

"I think somebody intentionally took some sort of caustic material and just poured it on top of the dog. It melted away her skin," said Spritzer.

Spritzer has worked in the business for 30 years and said no case has made her this upset.

She takes Cinder to the Central Kentucky Veterinary Center several days a week to get laser treatments. It helps to heal her damaged skin.

Spritzer said the shelter in Lawrence County has dealt with multiple abuse situations recently.

"For the last nine months, they have been hit with so many cases of gun shot dogs. They've had dogs that have been shot and left by the side of the road and passed away. Kittens thrown from cars."

Cinder needs to heal for a few months, but will hopefully be adopted by a loving family.

To help with Cinder's expensive care, donate to Paws 4 the Cause or the Central Kentucky Veterinary Center.