LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Louisville Metro Animal Services is asking for the community's help after a dog was found with a bullet in his leg last week. A black pit bull was picked up in the 2,000 block of Burnett Avenue.
"The wound is pretty serious and I can tell you he will probably have to have that leg amputated," said Leslie Hawk with Louisville Metro Animal Services.
Louisville Metro Animal Services found the dog in the Park Hill neighborhood on Tuesday, making for the fourth dog found with gunshot wounds in that part of the city since September. The dog is recovering in a shelter but this is just the latest in a string of similar animal abuse cases.
"It's just so many, so close together and with similar circumstances, it causes us to question," said Hawk.
The first dog found, was shot and killed. The second, was returned to its owner. The third dog, Zeeko, lost his leg from the gunshot and is now with a rescue group.
Whether the cases are connected or not, Metro Animal Services is working with Louisville Metro Police to investigate and now calling on the community for help.
"We've collected evidence and now we're just asking for help from the public because a lot of times they might see something or notice something in their neighborhood that we don't so any information is helpful," said Hawk.
No arrests have been made in any of the cases but Metro Animal Services says once caught, the person or people responsible could face serious animal cruelty charges. Anyone with information that could help is asked to call LMPD at 502-574-LMPD or Metro Animal Services at 502-361-1318.