Couple Charged With Animal Cruelty After 25 Pets Found Living In Filth

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

A Bullitt County couple is in jail tonight facing animal cruelty charges.
Investigators say the husband and wife left 25 animals to fend for themselves inside a filthy trailer. The home was covered with fleas, feces and dirt.
Neighbors say the owners Joe and Shiela Myers moved out and then stopped tending to the pets.Rescuers removed 16 dogs and 9 cats--all of which are suffering from infections and malnutrition.
Joe and Sheila Myers are being held at the Bullitt County Detention Center on $25,000 bond each.


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  • by angie Location: hyden,ky on Jul 5, 2008 at 12:45 AM
    alot of animal cruelty in leslie county with no one to report it to, or no one that cares. i wish someone that had some power to stop it would investigate. all you have to do is drive around and you see dogs chained 24/7 with little or no shelter nor food and water. i’ve seen little water with mold and worms swimming in it. the hurts creek area and wooten areas are some of the worst. dogs are chained up 24/7 under cliffs “large rocks”, or on hillsides. some are covered with mange and fleas. the owners do not care, i’ve heard people say “its just the way things are around here. the owners never pet or love on them or show them any affection. they are just doomed to a life they do not deserve. i am only one person and if i speak up and people know its me, then they will probably seek revenge, “it’s the way they do in leslie county…burn you house down or shoot you or a member of your family”. please, someone out there help these precious animals.
  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on Jul 3, 2008 at 10:23 AM
    The long arm of the law arrest more sick sick people. Many thanks investigators.
  • by Sunny Location: IL on Jul 3, 2008 at 08:55 AM
    Lock them up in the trailer and abandon them and see how they like it....
  • by grumpy on Jul 3, 2008 at 08:42 AM
    these people should be made an example of and put in the home to live like they left the animals jail is to good for them if you cant take care of them give them away take them to a shelter those dogs and cats deserved to be treated better and feed well
  • by caitlin crump Location: morehead on Jul 3, 2008 at 07:58 AM
    i love animals and cant stand to here a story like that i full heartdly agree with peggy that they do not deserve top be let out of the jail!!!!!! i dream of beacoming a vet when i grow up if my singing career dosent work out well but i am not sure if i could handel seeing the animals in such sick postions. i still get scared when my dog has sears even though it happens all the time
  • by peggy Location: boyle on Jul 3, 2008 at 04:31 AM
    They dont deserve to be let out of jail. It is a shame. I will never understand why people treat animals this way. The laws should be tougher on them. A animal just wants to be loved. They dont ask to be put on this earth and they should not be treated this way. You will have to answer to the man himself for what you did to these animals one day. You may think you wioll get away with it but you wont. I hope you both rot in hell. that is what you deserve.
  • by LIsa Location: Lexington on Jul 3, 2008 at 03:04 AM
    What a cruel thing to do, when will people ever learn that dogs and cats are living,breathing animals. They need the same things we do, food,water to survive. These people need to be charged and forced to work n that communities animal shelter, they should have to clean and keep it spotless.They should be made to feed and care for the very animals they left behind to fend for themselves.I hope these people didn't hsve children cause I would hate to think what condition they are in.
  • by Brandi Location: PoCo on Jul 3, 2008 at 01:54 AM
    Ok the pictures are enough to make you sick... poor animals.

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