Henderson Animal Control removes 150 animals from home

Henderson Animal Control removes 150 animals from home

Henderson Co., Ky. (WFIE) - Henderson County Animal Control officials say more than 150 animals were taken from a home in Corydon.

According t authorities, two people were cited for 154 counts of animal cruelty, five counts of not having a license or rabies vaccination for dogs, and two counts of improper waste removal for a dog.

Authorities say they have been getting complaints from neighbors for several months. The humane society says the problem worsened since they saw them in May.

The humane society tells us many animals were found in cages laying in their own urine and feces with no where to go and no food or water. They say ribs were showing on many of the animals.

Authorities say there was so much feces in some of the dog kennels that the dogs couldn’t move.

Cage filled with animal feces in Corydon, Ky
Cage filled with animal feces in Corydon, Ky (Source: Henderson Co. Animal Shelter)

“Lots of feces, a lot of the animals were laying in their own feces, especially the rabbits,” explained Bridget Kilgore, Humane Society if Henderson.

This was not the first time the humane society had been called to that house by neighbors, but they had tried to help them before it got worse.

“They had been corrected on that before and obviously didn’t take that correction," explained Kilgore. "A lot of thin animals to where chest plates were sticking out.”

The animals taken include dogs, birds, a ram and cats.

Those animals are now safe and being kept at a local farm that takes in animals. The identities of those two people have not yet been released to us.

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