Puppy rescued from frigid, partially frozen creek in Georgetown, KY

The puppy was in two trashbags, one of them containing 3 large rocks

Puppy rescued from frigid, partially frozen creek in Georgetown, KY
This puppy was rescued from a partially frozen creek in Sadieville, Kentucky. (Source: Scott County Animal Shelter)

SADIEVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two men waded into a frigid, partially frozen creek in Sadieville (Scott County) to rescue a drowning puppy on Tueday.

Posted by Scott County Animal Shelter on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

According to the Scott County Animal Shelter’s Facebook page, the two men saw the puppy, which could either be a female Australian Shepherd or a Border Collie, in the water. When they rescued her, they found the puppy had been placed into a garbage bag. That bag was placed in another bag with three large rocks, likely an attempt to drown the puppy.

The pup had managed to get its head free, out of the bags and above the water.

Posted by Scott County Animal Shelter on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The two men had to wade through the icy water to reach the pup. Once they got to her, they found the bag had been wedged under some ice, which indicated the puppy had been tossed over and into a creek.

Scott County Animal Shelter officials rushed the puppy to the vet. They believe she is both deaf and blind and will need special care.

It’s unclear how long the puppy was in the icy waters.

Anyone with information regarding who may have dumped the puppy, should call the Scott County Animal Shelter at 502-863-7897.

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