More than 100 dogs seized from home

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Filthy conditions and many dogs with sores, that's what animal control officers say about 110 dogs found at a Pike County home.
Officers took the dogs from Randal Good's home in Grapevine on Friday.

Right now Good is not facing any charges or citations because he surrendered all of the dogs to animal control officers.
The dogs are now at the Pike County Animal Shelter getting medical attention.

"Heartbreaking the condition of these animals," said John Doug Hays, Pike County Deputy Judge-Executive who oversees the Pike County Animal Shelter.

Hays say neighbors in on Grapevine Road reported suspected animal neglect and animal control officers investigated.
"Information I got, cages stacked on top of one another, fecal matter coming down the wire cages into the cages below. These animals, their fur was matted with filth. Their nails on their paws had grown so long that they would get entangled in the wire cages," said Hays.

Randal Good, the dogs owner, told WYMT he never hurt the animals and cared for them.
"Most of them have been given to me by other people that didn't want them and I took them in to take care of them. Just more or less I got overwhelmed, and I wanted to find better homes for them," said Good.

Good willingly surrendered all of the dogs to animal control officers.
"I want what's best for them. I've been taking care of them for quite some time and I've got obligations and other things, so I went ahead and surrendered them," said Good.

Each dog is now receiving medical care, grooming, and will be spayed or neutered.

"We will make every, every effort to place these animals in a good home," said Hays.
County officials say animal rescue missions in other states will take the dogs if they are not adopted here.

Anyone who wants to adopt one of the dogs can call the shelter at 606-432-6293

County officials say they are looking into whether Good could still face legal action because he did not have a kennel license for so many dogs.

According to our archives, Randal Good is a former Pike County deputy judge executive.

In 2004, he was charged with 120 counts of animal cruelty after skeletal and burnt remains of several dogs were found at his home.

He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation.

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