Karma, 5 days after being found sealed in a plastic trash bag tossed on the side of the road.

On October 23, a heartbreaking find at the intersection of Liberty and Chestnut Streets Tuesday night in Louisville, KY, a white trash bag with a tiny, dirty, ball of fur, a dog weighing less than 4 lbs. sealed up like unwanted trash and tossed out.

This little dog, named Karma, shown here 5 days after being rescued, was filthy, matted, covered in fleas and had numerous broken bones.

Being cared for by the Shamrock Foundation, the info they released Wednesday: “So this boy suffered criminal neglect before being tied up in a sealed trash bag and ended up on the side of the road. The fractures are fresh and are from a blunt force trauma – like being dropped or thrown down on concrete.”

Karma is currently recovering at the Blue Pearl Animal Hospital. After he was examined, he was found to be severely anemic, he has has multiple breaks to his pelvic region, a Sacroiliac Luxation on his right side and and pubic and ischial fracture on his left side- these bones are in a non weight bearing area.

He cannot walk and is completely terrified.  For now surgery will have to be held off on until he is stronger and he’ll be confined to strict crate rest, only out for bathroom breaks.

Pictures of Karma

Karma when he was found tied in a plastic trash bag

Karma after he was removed from the trash bag, filthy, matted, covered in fleas, broken bones

Karma after being released from the trash bag, covered in fleas, mats and flth

Karma is learning to walk with a sling after multiple breaks to pelvic region. He is on strict crate rest – only up to use the bathroom.

For now, Karma is on meds and resting as comfortably as possible, . He is taking nourishment and being closely monitored. He is more alert each day – so his anemia from parasites and flea infestation is getting better. He will have new radiographs done Wednesday.

You can follow his progress on Facebook, Shamrock Foundation and if you’d like to help with his care, you can donate to the Arrow Fund online here.

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $2,500 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible.

Metro Animal Services who also helped the dog get the care it needed is investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call them at (502) 363-6609.

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