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Puppy found abandoned in bag in Lexington neighborhood was ‘barely alive’

A pit bull puppy found in a tied trash bag is recovering. Now Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control is looking for the person who abandoned it.
A pit bull puppy found in a tied trash bag is recovering. Now Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control is looking for the person who abandoned it.

Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control seeks the public’s help in finding whoever abandoned a puppy in a trash bag.

Shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, Animal Control received a call about a dog that had been abandoned inside a trash bag on an Owsley Avenue curb.

Animal Control officers found a 3-month-old pit bull puppy that was “barely alive inside a tied trash bag,” according to a news release. Animal Control officers took the puppy to a place for treatment.

On Friday afternoon, Animal Control officials said the puppy showed signs of improvement but will need continued observation.

The person who abandoned the pup could be charged with second-degree animal cruelty, which is a misdemeanor, said Tim Brown, public information officer for Animal Control.

“We’re going to be going up and down the street trying to make contact with people in the area to see if they possibly had seen anybody do it,” Brown said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Animal Control at 859-255-9033.

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