Former Humane Society Worker Faces Animal Neglect Charges

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A former Humane Society worker is facing charges of animal neglect and second-degree animal cruelty after animal control officers found over a dozen mistreated pets inside his trailer.

Police searched the home of David Peace last Thursday after neighbors complained about the care he was providing for his pets.

Officers found over a dozen animals - many with health problems - and piles of animal waste inside the home. Peace is a former assistant director for the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society.

The animals - including nine dogs and several cats - suffered from mange, eye problems, dehydration and other issues. One of the cats had to be euthanized due to severe dehydration.

Officers reported a large pile of animal waste and what Warren County Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Meyer called "a molotov cocktail of urine and cat litter."

The windows of the trailer were open but covered in chicken wire. The temperature inside the trailer was over 100 degrees during the search.

Peace had not been home in several days, police said. The recovered animals were being held in quarantine cages with the humane society.

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