LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) is asking for your help to arrest the party responsible for what it calls, "an extremely serious animal cruelty and neglect case."

According to a news release, LMAS responded to a call on Tuesday morning involving a dog -- a male pit bull -- tied to a fence with duct tape covering its muzzle in the area of West Kentucky Street, near the corner of 26th St. and Garland St.

LMAS says the pit bull suffered from malnutrition and other injuries.

The Arrow Fund, a local humane organization specializing in the rehabilitation of animals that suffer from cruelty, was contacted for veterinary care. The dog, which is now named "Frodo," required surgery on his mouth and jaw and faces possible amputation of his rear leg.

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible, according to the news release.

"This animal has endured extreme and unnecessary suffering," said Pamela Rogers, Ky. state director for The Humane Society of the United States. "We hope our reward brings forward anyone with information about this heinous crime. Whoever is responsible for this dog's misery should know that this kind of cruelty is not tolerated in our community."

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call LMAS at (502) 363-6609.

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