SAND SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) - Police raided an Eastern Kentucky animal shelter and found more than 115 dogs starving, disease infected and at least 40 of them dead or dying.
Officers said the dogs found Tuesday suffered all manner of abuse, including starvation, untreated disease and wounds inflicted by other dogs.
Timothy Foust, 32, and Shawn Embs, 18, were each charged with 117 counts each of animal cruelty. A 13-year-old boy who was living inside the home was put into state custody
Jackson County Sheriff Ted Fee said he plans to charge Foust's wife, Aimee Robbins-Foust, on the same counts, but she was at the hospital Tuesday with a sick child, so she will be allowed to surrender to police.
The shelter is known as Animal Assist. It is in a house with outside kennels in Sand Springs, north of McKee.
Authorities say some dogs may have to be euthanized because of their poor condition, while other may be put up for adoption.
Right now the Gray Hawk Animal Clinic is in desperate need of supplies to care for the dogs and they say you can make a donation to the Gray Hawk Animal Clinic, PO Box 387 Mckee, KY 40434.
You can also reach them at 606-287-8475.