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Woman Faces Several Charges

Dogs walking on a home's roof, trash covering the ground, and even raw sewage coming out of the house… that's the scene sheriff's deputies found Monday after a complaint in Johnson County.

Police arrested 49-year-old Kathy L. Evans and she's facing a slew of charges including cruelty to animals.

Neighbors say they didn't know Kathy Evans very well, but they say something had to be done about her home, and all of the animals running around.

Kathy Evans' dogs have a new home. They're temporarily being held in cages at the Johnson County Road Garage, but neighbors say it's better than where they were.

“The roof, that's where they lived. I've never seen anything like it,” James Grim said.

If they weren't on the roof, neighbors say they were in the trash and sometimes raw sewage in the yard.

“They were a danger to for children to walk by or other animals. My nephew's dog got attacked several times. The day before, I saw Lloyd's dog get attacked,” Grim said.

No one is sure exactly how many animals lived at the home on Hanner's Branch, but sheriff deputies discovered eight dogs on the roof, four running around, and three chained up plus several cats.

Deputies say none had food or water, but neighbors say that was common.

Owner Kathy Evans is charged with 18 counts of animal cruelty and several other charges.

Neighbors were just glad to see the animals go.

Sheriff Deputies say the health department is assisting with the home because it is a health hazard.

Sheriff Deputies believe the animals in custody will be sent to Greenup County and then authorities will decide what to do with them


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