Homeowner Pleads Not Guilty To Animal Cruelty

New information about the owner of an upscale Lexington home infested with rats.

Sharon Parli pleaded not guilty today to charges of animal cruelty and nuisance created by an animal.

Lexington officials condemned her Andover Hill house last month.

They're now working to clean the home, while getting rid of all the rats inside.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for December 21st.


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  • by Ratzilla Location: China on Nov 23, 2007 at 11:42 AM
    Toss the rats some chinese toys, they chew on them and die. Send in the haz mat team to get the dead rats and chinese toys, problem solved.
  • by tvb on Nov 21, 2007 at 09:13 PM
    Don't kill rats = animal cruelty - Do kill rats = What? Good Grief! Where these her pets or something?
  • by CB Location: KY on Nov 21, 2007 at 08:02 PM
    Yeah, I understand the nuisance charge, but not the cruelty to animals charge! But, I know that you can get more done in this state for abuse/neglect of animals than you can for abuse/neglect of people---because people threaten to sue and that's all it seems to take to get authorities to back off of a lot of abuse/neglect cases. Especially, if the family happens to be connected!
  • by concerned Location: Richmond on Nov 21, 2007 at 04:12 PM
    I can understand the need for dogs to be in a sanitary home. But while placing charges against the woman for animal abuse did the authorities happen to notice she also had children that had lived in the home? What's wrong with our society?
  • by ricky rat Location: ratletsburg on Nov 21, 2007 at 02:26 PM
    well rats
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Nov 21, 2007 at 01:43 PM
    What was so cruel? She was keeping them fed, for God's sake....

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