Dog found duct taped to fence improving after surgeries

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by Chelsea Rabideau

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 6, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 7 at 12:01 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – After two surgeries, a pit bull that was used for dog fighting here in Louisville, is doing much better. Earlier this week, Frodo was found with duct tape around his muzzle on West Kentucky Street. The rescue group that’s taken him in says this dog is the latest victim of dog fighting, and they need your help to stop it.

When he was found, Frodo had more dog bite marks covering his body than his rescuers could count, a sure sign that he’d been thrown in a fight right.

“We have fight rings here in Louisville and we cannot turn our back on that,” Rebecca Eaves with the Arrow Fund said. “Some are trying to say or deny or skirt around the issue. I am not.”

The Arrow Fund has taken responsibility for Frodo’s care. Already, he’s had two major surgeries, one on his jaw and another to amputate one of his hind legs up to the hip. But, just as much of a concern as his physical health is his mental wellbeing.

“We’ll go to the ends of the earth for this dog. But, it may take quite a bit of training, positive reinforcement after all he’s been through,” Eaves explained.

That’s why he’s now called Frodo, because like the character in Lord of the Rings, he’s endured so much and survived. “He was born an innocent puppy and has been put in the most horrendous situations,” Eaves said.

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever is responsible for hurting Frodo. If you have any information, you’re asked to call 502-363-6609.


 

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