Abused dog sent to Louisville for emergency treatment

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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - A dog involved in an animal abuse case was flown to Louisville Thursday to seek emergency medical treatment.

Officials from the Lawrence County Attorney's office said Don Lee Pack Jr. moved from his home in Lawrence County and left his dog behind. After an investigation, officials with the County Attorney's Office decided to file criminal charges against Pack Jr.

The dog, Haven, was temporarily released to Almost Home Shelter Pet Rescue. Volunteers with the organization said Haven looked like she had not eaten any food for weeks or longer.

"Most of the time when we see dogs like this, they'll eat rocks or bags or just different things to survive", said Allie Mullins.

Because of Haven's critical condition, officials from Almost Home Shelter Pet Rescue contacted The Arrow Fund for help. The Arrow Fund's President said they had one opening left.

"I felt like this was the most urgent", said Rebecca Eaves. "And because we've had many emaciation case to this level. And it's a very tricky thing. They can crash immediately. Their blood levels can drop. They can go cold. And I just wanted to assist this dog. I felt like it needed to be somewhere were it could be monitored 24 hours per day."

A local doctor and his wife offered to fly Haven from the airport in Prestonsburg to seek treatment in Louisville with The Arrow Fund. Eaves said everyone can keep up with Haven's progress.

"We encourage everyone to follow us and they can follow Haven's story on TheArrowFund.org", said Eaves.

Eaves also encourages people to donate to help Haven in her recovery as well as other animals helped by the organization. You can donate by visiting TheArrowFund.org.

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