Animal Control rescues about 200 animals from Henry County home


by WHAS11/Press Release

Posted on December 13, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 8:26 AM

NEW CASTLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Over 200 animals have been seized from a home in New Castle, Ky. The Henry-Trimble County Animal Control says a tip led them to a property on Allyson Lane Tuesday. Investigators say they believe the owner was running a puppy mill and hoarding hundreds of animals.

Investigators walked into three trailers on the property and found hundreds of animals locked in cages without food or water. Animal Control found 115 dogs, 20 cats, 54 rabbits, 9 horses, a wolf, an owl, hamsters, guinew pigs, ducks and geese. A dog was found dead inside one of the cages.

Investigators say three people live on the property and were breeding and selling the animals on the internet. All three are expected to be charged. They could be facing 200 counts of animal cruelty and possible federal charges for having an owl and a wolf.

The animals were taken to rescues across Kentucky and dozens of the dogs were taken to Henry-Trimble County Animal Control.

Below is information from a volunteer coordinator from the Shelby County Humane Society:

Henry County Animal Shelter is a three person operation and they are desperate for help. The Animal Control officer who was still at the scene said they are in need of supplies including: crates, bedding, food, bleach, cleaning products, bird food, stuff for hamsters & guinea pigs, paper towels, bowls.
The Shelby County Humane Society will be collecting supplies for them.  You can drop them off at:
Kitty Cottage at 40 N. 7th St. in Shelbyville

or, you can take them directly to:
Henry County Animal Shelter
4667 N. Main St.
Eminence, Ky.

Additionally, they will need fosters at some point soon you may contact the Henry County Animal Shelter it you are interested.

CAUTION: Some of the photos that show the poor living conditions are graphic.