Dog owner could face 19 charges of animal cruelty in Jessamine County

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Jessamine County Animal Care and Control officers took 19 dogs from a home in Nicholasville.

Saturday, officers executed a search warrant after receiving complaints of animal cruelty at a home on Green Street in Nicholasville. Mike Cassidy, Director of Jessamine County Public Services, says the conditions at the home were deplorable.

"The animals were infested with fleas and worms. We brought a veterinarian that did a brief exam on the dogs. Many were found to be anemic," Cassidy said.

Three different breeds were found at the site. They included Chihuahua, Dachshund and Saint Bernard.

Fifteen of the dogs will be available for adoption as soon as their healthy enough to be placed in a home.

The remaining four will remain in custody and used as evidence in the case.

The shelter needs the public's help through donations to take care of the dogs.

"It's hard for an animal shelter to take on 19 animals unexpectedly at one time," Cassidy said.

The owner has not been charged yet. She is expected to be charged with 19 counts of animal cruelty on Monday.

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