Monday, October 5, 2009

250 Sick, Dead Animals Seized From Ky. Garage

More than 250 animals were seized from a garage in Carroll County, including some dead and many sick ones, WLKY-TV in Louisville, Ky., reported.

They were found in the town of Worthville.

The animals included chickens, rabbits, ducks, a quail, a peacock and two turkeys.

"They were pretty horrific -- feces everywhere. We did find more dead animals when we got there laying around," said Carroll County Animal Support director Tammie Crawford.

Among the problems the team found were chickens with maggots in their feathers, ducks crowded together in cages, animals with respiratory problems, underfed and live animals in the same unclean cages with dead animals, many of them badly decomposed.

“As we got the birds out, we would find one laying there that they were just trampling all over,” said Crawford.

Thirty-one of the animals were found dead. Thirty-seven more had to be euthanized and many of the rest of them were underfed or ill.

The local health department said the owner of the animals, Donnie Cannon, has been issued a citation.

Police said Cannon had an auction service and he would acquire the animals for resale.

Crawford said this incident isn't the first time there's been a complaint about Cannon..." More