Animal control officers were called earlier this week after receiving a call that a dog found on the road had sustained severe cuts to its throat and body.
When officials with the Jessamine County Animal Care and Control in Kentucky arrived at the scene, they found a 10 year old, white, male, boxer.
The dog had been severely injured and required immediately medical attention. The dog was transported to a local veterinarian by animal control where he underwent surgery and is doing well.
He will continue to remain under close observation by animal control until he is reunited with his family.
Investigators are searching the area for a white male who was last seen wearing a brown long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and a knife on his belt.