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KHS trying to save 'severely emaciated' dog found on a road covered in maggots

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The Kentucky Humane Society is trying to save a dog found severely emaciated on the side of a road.

They posted pictures of the dog, who they named Travolta, on Monday.

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Apparently, the dog was found by an Uber driver lying limp, covered in feces, fur matted all over his body.

He also had maggots crawling all over his body and his scrotum is badly infected, KHS said.

KHS said his body scale score is a 1 of 9, meaning he is in danger of dying of starvation — he weighs 14 pounds, and staff says he should weigh twice that.


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They believe he's been in this condition for weeks or even months. He is unable to stand and can barely lift his head due to how malnourished he is.

They say Travolta, who they think is around 1 year old, has been receiving round-the-clock care in the veterinary ward since his arrival and we are doing everything we can to save him.

"Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he fights for his life," the post says.

If you'd like to donate to help save Travolta, you can go online to www.kyhumane.org/donate.

It's hard not to think of Ethan's tale of survival when you see another animal in this condition. He was also severely malnourished, but was able to regain weight and a good life with help from KHS.

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