EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSKy. Resident Charged With Animal Cruelty After Dogs, Puppies Found Without Water
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Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jul. 19, 2013 11:12 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 19, 2013 10:39 PM EDT
Johnson County , Kentucky
A Johnson County, Kentucky, resident was charged with animal cruelty after deputies said they found half a dozen dogs and seven puppies in deplorable conditions.
Kimberly Blanton of Stambaugh was arrested and charged with second-degree cruelty to animals.
Deputy David Pridemore, the county's animal protection officer, responded to a home on Kentucky Route 1559 in the Stambaugh community on Thursday after a tip about dogs locked inside a home without food or water, Johnson County Sheriff Dwayne Price said.
Price said when Pridemore arrived at the home, he found four adult dogs inside the home and another two dogs and seven puppies on the front porch. The home did not have running water or electricity.
The dogs were seized and the case remains under investigation.
Anyone with knowledge of animal neglect or abuse is encouraged to call and report it.
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