http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/100236599.htmlDead dogs discovered in freezer; volunteers perform rescues
Authorities have found about a dozen dead dogs in freezers at a home on Chelf Ridge Road.
The animal cruelty investigation had begun earlier in the week after a neighbor called authorities after witnessing a dog eating another dog. The discovery of the other dead dogs came during further examination of the house on Sunday.
111 dogs have been removed from the property, and either rushed to veterinary clinics or the Garrard County animal shelter. Volunteers with United Rescues of Kentucky and Central Kentucky Regional Humane Society cared for and documented all of the dogs, and set up a triage center. The dogs were tested and vaccinated. Some were in critical condition. One died.
The Casey County Sheriff's Department has cited the owner of the dogs, Cheryl Turner, for animal cruelty. She's due in court on August 24.
Not her first time.
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A woman at the center of a Casey County animal cruelty case used to live in Fayette County and has been accused of problems with animals in the past.
Turner was well known to animal control when she lived in Lexington. "We've had her in violation on different things that's issued citation starting back in 2005," says Chief Nathan Bowling. According to those complaints when she lived in her home here in 2008 she had at least 40 dogs.
Animal Control says she would pay her fines, get in compliance, until the next complaint, but they say there was nothing they could do but continually cite her because there is no habitual offender law.
So even though these dogs have been rescued from Turner, there's no law that can stop her from collecting another 100 dogs again.