Dog Abuse Suspect Turns Herself In To Police

Days after more than one hundred dogs were found, living in filth at a home in Jackson County, a third suspect in the case has turned herself in. Amy Foust faces 115 counts of animal cruelty.

Police arrested her husband, Tim Foust, and another man at the home, Shawn Embs, on Tuesday. She was not arrested on Tuesday because the sheriff said he felt she needed to be with her young child at UK Hospital, who had a possible staph infection.

Right now, the dogs in question are still being cared for at the Grey Hawk Animal Center in Jackson County. They can be adopted as soon as investigators approve their release.

The Jackson County Sheriff says he hopes to get the proper paperwork filed, so adoptions can begin sometime next week.


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  • by MP Location: SC on Mar 17, 2008 at 03:09 PM
    What were these dogs being used for? I think they deserve just as much time as Vick got. Abuse is abuse no matter how you look at..so throw the book at them too!
  • by Vickie Location: Richmond on Mar 16, 2008 at 04:54 AM
    What gets me is recently another local channel did a story on animal shelters and showed this Aimee chick as an angel picking up dogs that their time was up from the Estill Co. Animal Shelter. If they had only did a little more investigating on their story then maybe more dogs could have been saved. Some stricter laws needs to be set forth on these shelters. I have volunteered to take pictures and post them on Pet Finder, volunteered to foster a dog and volunteered to just help out at the Madison County Animal Shelter and the guy running it won't let me do any of that. He says he can't. It is funny that Paris and Anderson County Shelters, not to mention many others, are glad to have volunteers. Here in Madison Co. they are adopted out without spaying or neutering the pets. Isn't that just contributing to the problem? If all pet lovers just realized what goes on at these shelters and stood up for what is right we could make a difference.
  • by anonymus Location: eastern ky on Mar 15, 2008 at 08:08 AM
    Why are these people only being charged with animal abuse? There were children living here also. What about the kids? All you here on the news is about the animals!! If the animals were abused then I would say tha children were also? How much food was in the house? Clean clothes?
  • by Steve Location: KY. on Mar 15, 2008 at 04:57 AM
    Staph infection? I wonder where the child picked that up? Maybe this filthy parent should be charged with child abuse too. Makind a child live in these nasty conditions, and witness the horrible things happening to these animals everyday!!!

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