LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Karma, the dog was found in a trash bag, covered in filth. It was hard to tell the little dog is actually a white maltese.
“We actually thought he was a terrier, a brown dog, there were fleas everywhere,” said Dr. Scott Rizzo with Blue Pearl. “He was in extremely bad shape.”
A good Samaritan found him in a garbage bag Wednesday afternoon at Chestnut and Liberty near downtown Louisville.
“It was a white trash bag, like a kitchen trash bag and it was tied shut and she opened it up and her little face was showing,” said Rebecca Eves of the Shamrock Arrow Fund. “This picture is just tragic its haunting and disturbing to see.”
Karma is a white maltese weighing in just over three pounds. He has some broken bones but will be okay after some closely monitored bed rest.
Louisville Metro Animal Services needs the public’s help in tracking down the person who did this to Karma.
“It’s a heinous crime that we need information. In relation to that the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward for the arrest and conviction of the subjects that are involved in this incident,” Justin Scally with Louisville Metro Animal Services.
Those with the Shamrock Arrow Fund say this is just one of the abuse cases they've seen lately.
Simon the cat was thrown from a second story balcony - one man is now facing charges.
And Adele was thrown from a car. She is recovering.
“These are always unfortunate cases. I don't know why we've had a bit of a rash of cases recently these are tough,” said Dr Rizzo