Former Humane Society Worker Faces Animal Neglect Charges

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A former Humane Society worker is facing charges of animal neglect and second-degree animal cruelty after animal control officers found over a dozen mistreated pets inside his trailer.

Police searched the home of David Peace last Thursday after neighbors complained about the care he was providing for his pets.

Officers found over a dozen animals - many with health problems - and piles of animal waste inside the home. Peace is a former assistant director for the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society.

The animals - including nine dogs and several cats - suffered from mange, eye problems, dehydration and other issues. One of the cats had to be euthanized due to severe dehydration.

Officers reported a large pile of animal waste and what Warren County Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Meyer called "a molotov cocktail of urine and cat litter."

The windows of the trailer were open but covered in chicken wire. The temperature inside the trailer was over 100 degrees during the search.

Peace had not been home in several days, police said. The recovered animals were being held in quarantine cages with the humane society.

--- Information from: Daily News,

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  • by Connie Location: Guston, KY on Jul 24, 2007 at 05:50 AM
    Well we don't have to worry about the staff at BGWCHS now as Lorri and Deana are running it with precision and the utmost care of the animals. Hey Lindsey and Dee, RIGHT ON!!!!! Animals are so loyal to us. We should give them every consideration and love them and never harm them. Good grief, let me at this guy. I have a shed that gets real hot and I will let him live in his own filth with no food water or air!!!! Jerks like this are everywhere while folks like us are doing our very best to help animals. Thanks to all who love and save animals!!
  • by lindsey Location: ky on Jul 23, 2007 at 02:03 PM
    I firmly believe that not only should people have to have a license to have children, but animals as well, what is this world coming to.
  • by Dee Location: Lexington on Jul 23, 2007 at 12:41 PM
    I hope they lock him up in a cell with no food/water and absolutely no air conditioning and let him sit in his waste til he's sick from it. If there were stiffer penalties for animal cruelty maybe it would make it at least feel like justice is served. Sad is all I can say.


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