More Than 100 Dogs Found Living in Filth In Casey County

Caleb Stinson's property on South Fork Creek Road in Casey County isn't large, yet officials say it was home to more than 100 dogs.

Stinson was cited because officials say the dogs were living in filth. Stinson says he fed the dogs, but a colon condition kept him from properly cleaning their quarters.

Animal Control officers then had a daunting task; what to do with so many dogs. Most were taken to the Taylor County Animal Shelter.

“We made room here. And we went over there. We helped him get the dogs. When I got there, we got 70 dogs,” says Taylor County Animal Shelter Director John Harris.

With that many dogs brought in at one time, Harris, said there was a concern some of the dogs would have to be euthanized.

But with Christmas right around the corner and dog rescue groups in Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio willing to help, none had to be put down.

“We just worked together. We took one dog at a time and logged it in and cleaning after that. Many dogs took a lot of work,” says Harris.

Stinson says he's a minister and says someone unhappy with his church turned him in. But he says he understands why he was cited and is just happy the dogs are going to good homes.

“The guy was feeding them good. He just got sick. He just couldn't take care of that many dogs,” says Harris.

Stinson will answer to second degree animal cruelty charges when he is arraigned on January 8th.

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  • by Danielle Location: KY on Jan 2, 2008 at 02:23 PM
    The Taylor County shelter is responsible for the negligent deaths of 13 dogs and puppies from a group they are holding in another pending case, where the accused is not only innocent, but more knowledgeable about animals than shelter employees. Another dog in that case had to have a leg amputated because of shelter worker neglect. Sadly, Caleb Stinson's dogs are probable WORSE off now than they were before...
  • by mom Location: KY on Dec 29, 2007 at 08:55 AM
    This is a sad, sick situation. If his church knew about him trying to take care of the dogs, why didn't they help him out? They could have at least done something.
  • by Rosco Location: Hazzard County on Dec 28, 2007 at 08:23 PM
    Did anybody call the Dog Whisperer?


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