ANIMAL ABUSE: Dog dies after airway constricted
For animal lovers, the unthinkable has happened to a dog in Butler County. Someone partially constricted the dog’s airway and dropped him off in the Rochester area. Last Friday, Mike Porter of Rochester, received a call from the local ferry operator saying he had seen a black boxer, he thought, walking around that was in need of care. Mike, and his wife Kathy, are known for their compassion toward animals in the county.
“I thought he was talking about the black and white boxer that someone had dropped at the bait shop in Rochester and we had already found that dog a home,” said Porter.
Then we started getting other calls about the black dog, so Kathy and I starting driving around looking for him," said Porter.
The Porters found the dog on Monday afternoon. Someone had constricted the dog’s airway causing his head to swell and preventing him from eating.
“When I picked him up his body was bones and his head so large he was top heavy,” said Porter.
Porter took the dog to Dr. Ayer in Hartford, Kentucky. Once the constriction was removed the dog was treated and was able to eat a few bites of food and drink. Dr. Ayer discovered the dog had a fractured tracheal. She was planning on doing surgery on Thursday but the dog died Wednesday night.
A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the abuse of this animal.