Recovery process ongoing for two abused puppies found in McCracken County

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — Last week we told you about two abused puppies found on the side of the road. They’ve been recovering at the McCracken County Humane Society.

Workers there have named them Poe and Poppy. They’ve been through a lot. The two were found walking near the woods off of Metropolis Ferry Landing Road in West Paducah. A third puppy was found dead in a plastic trash bag.

McCracken County Humane Society manager Ashley Ro says the puppies have gotten antibiotics to treat infections on their ears and tails, which were crudely clipped. They still have upholstery thread in their ears from where they were clipped. Ro is working on getting the puppies comfortable with different people.

“I make sure, not just me, but other people are interacting with them, because we don’t want them to get used to just one person,” Ro says. “So, we do have other people going in there daily giving them enrichment with treats.”

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department is investigating who abused the puppies. Deputy Lindsey Miller was the responding officer and is investigating the incident. She says they need help from the community.

“Either help from the public or I get back the things I sent off to be analyzed. We’re kind of at a standstill right now,” Miller says.

Poe and Poppy are recovering well, but they still have a long road ahead until they’re ready for adoption. Ro says the puppies are getting better every day. They’ve each gained around five pounds since they were brought in. She says once they’ve gained more weight, they’ll be taken to a vet to remove the threads from their ears.