Dozens Of Animals Put Down After Being Rescued

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

Nearly one hundred animals were rescued from unlivable conditions Wednesday in Nelson County.

Police and Animal Control officers raided the home of Rosella Miller. Once inside they found, more than 70 dogs, dozens of cats, rabbits and a bird. They also found unclean conditions. Everything from the floors, wall, and even stairwells were covered with feces and thousands of maggots. "I know it looks bad", said homeowner Rosella Miller, but she says the animals were taken care of.

That's not what authorities say. Almost all of the animals had to be euthanized because they were so sick with diseases like mange."That's cruelty...to kill them just because they mange. Only five or six of them had it, and they were almost well", claimed Miller weeping. She also claims she's not responsible for the condition of the house. She says her neighbors set her up, made her house filthy, and then tipped off the authorities.

Police didn't buy it, she and the other person living in the Nelson County home are being charged with animal cruelty.


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  • by Edward Location: her on May 12, 2009 at 08:56 PM
    Did you ask him what happened to his three other dogs???
  • by Forrest Hillie Location: Salt lake City utah on Nov 16, 2008 at 08:38 PM
    I Have Worked With Animals Rescuing Theam And Adopting Theam out The Orginization I work with Takes animals of The Green Mile (Killing unwanted Anilmals) Iv'e Done this for Four Years. The People In This Article Should Be fined and Or Aressted For animal Abuse Or Even Both. This May Sound Cruel But its Sick. If You Have any Questions Or Comments Please Feel Free to e-amil me at ForrestHillie@hotmail.com. Wwe are Acepting Donations For This Nonprofit Org. So please E-Mail Me with any Comments. Thank You
  • by lodi Location: london ky on Apr 25, 2008 at 10:37 AM
    Heres some food for thought for you people do you eat beef pork chicken etc. I guess these animals dont count do they?They dont ask to die but i know they are food right?What about the abuse these animals recieve and nothings being said about it.It seems all animals should have the same rights but i know im wrong our bellies need them. The next time you all set down for your steaks burgers chicken etc some animal was abused an killed to feed your bellies.If you are really concerned about animal abuse dont complain on a full stomach you just ate one THATS BEEN ABUSED IN THE WORSE WAY! remember eat more beef pork chicken its just a animal!!! right???
  • by blah blah blah Location: eastern ky on Apr 25, 2008 at 07:06 AM
    ill make this my last comment on animal abuse ive made people mad an TRUTHFULLY IM SORRY please accept that i agree these people need convicted maybe even treated like the animal they abused but then we would be no better than them would we these people need help to theres mental problems or they just have no feelings i guess AND i do care for my animals may not come across that way at times thats me being me AND TO ALL IVE MADE MAD IM TRUTHFULLY SORRY AND IF IVE HURT FELLINGS IM SORRY ive just tried to make the point that we need to be more caring for people to MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL and again please forgive if ive offended in any way IVE NEVER TRULY MEANT TO im really not a bad person PLEASE BELIEVE THAT GODSPEED
  • by Bill on Apr 24, 2008 at 07:38 PM
    we are having an ATV-Medicaid benefit ride to raise money for people needing to help take care of animals. Dogs, cats, horses etc. just call 1-800-KYISSOL
  • by Kelly Location: SE Kentucky on Apr 24, 2008 at 06:23 PM
    I say congrats to the neighbor for turning her in. Way too many animals are being abused and people just turn their heads. I do think it would have been better to treat the mange and try to place the animals up for adoption though.
  • by here here Location: pikeville on Apr 24, 2008 at 06:22 PM
    I have read all the comments thus far. I agree that both parties in the home should be evaluated. Then, take it from there. I knew of a lady like this in the early eighties. She had a small path through the house and flower pots with dirt dumped in the sink and cat pee reaked. I've seen this befoe.
  • by RALPH Location: PIKEVILLE on Apr 24, 2008 at 02:52 PM
    HAVE ANIMALS OF MY OWN AND THEY ARE WELL TAKEN CARE OF. BUT THEY LIVE WHERE ANIMALS ARE SUSPOSE TO LIVE AND IN LIVE WHERE I AM SUSPOSE TO LIVE. I HATE ABUSE OF ANY KIND.
  • by WT Location: Mercer on Apr 24, 2008 at 12:27 PM
    Putting these animals down because of mange, something that is easily treated, is the real crime here. And where is it written in the law books that it is a crime to be dirty. Half the human population would be in jail if that was the case. I've seen some pretty disgusting homes where NO animals lived. An lastly, animals can't help themselves, they can't make choices. They are at the mercy of humans. That is why I look out for animals and help them. People can help themselves if they so choose.
  • by to blah blah blah Location: ky on Apr 24, 2008 at 10:50 AM
    I always see your comments on Animal abuse, you are always concerned that people do not care about people, well when I read a story about child abuse I never see a comment from you. It seems you only want to cry because people actually care about animals. it always seems you have one and take better care of it, you think you are a hero, to bad no one else thinks so. get a life and get involved in something that you are concerned about.
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