LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Humane Society is offering a reward for information in an animal abuse case out of Louisville.
A Louisville Metro Animal Services manager told WAVE-TV that the case involving a mutilated dog is among the worst the agency has investigated.
"This is, by far, one of the worst cases we've ever had to deal with," said Louisville Metro Animal Services manager Margaret Brosko. "The extent of the injuries and the type of injuries this animal sustained was absolutely gruesome."
The dog, which was found dead Monday behind a gas station, had multiple body parts removed. Brosko said it was a brown and black German Shepard mix with a distinctive spot on one leg. It was most likely dumped in the area on Sunday night or Monday morning.
Brosko said the Humane Society is offering a $5000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.
Larry Miller, the gas station employee who called authorities, said the dog was found near a trash bin.
"It's something you don't want to see," Miller said. "The animal couldn't fight, it didn't have a chance."