Two Arrested On Animal Cruelty Charges

Two people from Flat Gap in Johnson County are facing animal cruelty charges, after sheriff's deputies say they found more than one dozen dogs at the home in the sun without any water.

They say Jimmy Marsillett and Maudie Roberts were both arrested.

The deputies also say one of the dogs had to be put down because it had severe wounds to the back of its legs.


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  • by angie Location: hyden,ky.41749 on Jul 1, 2008 at 12:39 AM
    alot of animal cruelty in leslie county with no one to report it to, or no one that cares. i wish someone that had some power to stop it would investigate. all you have to do is drive around and you see dogs chained 24/7 with little or no shelter nor food and water. i've seen little water with mold and worms swimming in it. the hurts creek area and wooten areas are some of the worst. dogs are chained up 24/7 under cliffs "large rocks", or on hillsides. some are covered with mange and fleas. the owners do not care, i've heard people say "its just the way things are around here. the owners never pet or love on them or show them any affection. they are just doomed to a life they do not deserve. i am only one person and if i speak up and people know its me, then they will probably seek revenge, "it's the way they do in leslie county...burn you house down or shoot you or a member of your family". please, someone out there help these precious animals.
  • by Casey Location: Lexington on Oct 10, 2007 at 02:13 PM
    Sounds like these two scumbags need to be "put down". Society won't miss them.
  • by andra Location: nicholasville, kentucky on Oct 10, 2007 at 11:31 AM
    I agree with Dolores, animal cruelty laws need to be much tougher. How hard is it to give your pets some shade and a bowl of clean water? If you can't manage such basic care then you shouldn't even have pets. Pet ownership is a privilege that comes with responsibillity not a right. I too think that animal abusers should be sentenced to the same abuse they inflicted on their pets. Too many animals in this country suffer due to carelessness and stupidity, perhaps their owners would understand better if they had to endure the same treatment given their pets.
  • by SR Location: Lexington on Oct 10, 2007 at 08:02 AM
    It is sad that the lack of discipline for animal abuse only turns these "abusers" into something much more of a danger to humans as they know they can get away with it. Abuse towards animals and humans seem to only get a slap on the backside and sent on their merry way but if a dog "mauls" or barks then all heck breaks loose. Nice priority Lexington!
  • by Deloris Location: Lexington, KY on Oct 10, 2007 at 06:23 AM
    I wish they would get stiffer penalties for animal cruelty. I feel like they should be put under heat lamps with no water and let them see how it feels. Why can't be go back to the eye-for-an-eye theory when dealing with this kind of stuff?

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