A dog nearly 50 pounds underweight is now getting the care it needs after being discovered in Floyd County.
The Great Dane, called “Moo” by the Floyd County Animal Shelter, was discovered chained up Monday. “There’s not a spot on this dog that you can touch that doesn’t have injury on it,” said shelter employee Shauna Brown. “His little feet were so swollen it hurt him to walk. The infection from his skin seeps out.”
At 10 months old, Moo should weigh around 100 pounds. He actually weighs 48. “One of his hip bones is actually sticking through the skin,” said Brown.
The shelter says Moo was picked up after someone reported seeing him chained up at a home at the German Bridge campground. The person at the home, Duane Conley, said that the dog just came in on his property as a stray on June 19. “The truth and reality of it was we were doing all we could for the dog,” said Conley. When asked why he didn’t take the dog to a vet, Conley said he didn’t have the money.
Now, the shelter is making sure Moo gets the surgery he needs. “There’s a whole lot more to taking care of an animal than just putting ointment on him and giving him food,” said Brown.
Brown thinks Moo has the will to make a full recovery. “I think he’s going to be a fantastic dog,” she said. “He’s going to be a better than normal dog.”
The assistant county attorney says Conley will not face charges because he claimed the dog was a stray.
The shelter is accepting donations to help pay for Moo’s surgery. You can donate by sending a check to the Floyd County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 1502, Prestonsburg, KY 41653.