A woman in Glasgow, Kentucky was walking her dog when she came across a pile of garbage on the side of the road. At first she thought it was a small deer. But when she got closer, she saw a dog with bloody fur lying next to a garbage bag.
Karen Smith Clark said she and her husband didn’t realize it was a sick dog until they approached. What they saw was shocking to say the least and upset their dog Scooter: ,,The poor dog looked like he had been thrown out of a car window into a garbage bag.” she reported on Facebook.
,,We ran home to get food, water and gloves. When we came back the dog was suspicious but he was not aggressive towards me at all, he just wanted water.” It was so horrible that our dog was crying and moaning.
After the dog drank some water, Clark called local authorities and the dog was taken to the Barren River Animal Welfare Association (BRAWA) to be examined by a veterinarian. The next morning, Connie Greer, the shelter’s director, reported that the dog was now known as ,,Arthur Buddy”.
He was responding well despite being very sick. ,,This morning Arthur is awake, eating and wagging his tail. He was examined briefly by Dr. Thomas. He has a terrible fungal infection, hair loss, mange, and is emaciated.” Greer said.
,,He sees no other visible signs of other problems. The dog needs a lot of love and rest” she added.
BRAWA is a small animal shelter and they are asking people not to call at this time, but they will keep everyone updated on their Facebook page. ,,He is happy and seems very confident that he has been found and that someone will take care of him.” Greer continued. She added that he will not be put up for adoption until he recovers. Treatment is expected to last about four months.
Update of November 2018:
Arthur was adopted after a few months in foster care and it’s great to see how he’s recovering. Look at his beautiful coat! We are so happy he found a loving home after such a horrible ordeal.