LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Seven days after more than 20 dogs were taken from a suspected hoarding case in Elliott County, 10 of them are ready for adoption.
One week ago, the Elliott County Sheriff’s Department received a tip about starving and abandoned dogs at a home on Horton Flatts Road. Police say the home had no air conditioning and the dogs were living in mounds of feces.
Last Friday, police arrested two women who owned the dogs. Lisa Hudson and Jamie Carrico are each charged with 26 counts of animal cruelty.
All of the dogs were taken and placed at the Lexington Humane Society, where close to three-thousand-dollars has been spent getting them vaccinated, dewormed and back to a healthy state.
While many of the animals are still on the road to recovery, 10 of them are now available for adoption.
“We’re really happy that we’re able to give these animals a second chance and that we’re able to give them the opportunity of a loving, forever home. It seems as if these animals have not had any type of human interaction for quite some time and that they had not been loved on. So, we’re really wanting to find them the perfect homes,” says Madison Carey, Director of Development.
Carey says the rest of the dogs should be available for adoption within the next couple of weeks.