Horses removed from owners' care after animal cruelty allegations


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

PADUCAH, Ky. - Two horses have been removed from their owner's care after an anonymous caller reported possible animal cruelty.

When they went to check on the horses on Chappel Road, animal control officials say the horses were found without food and water, and locked in stalls without any outside access or exercise.

They were taken and moved to a separate facility, where they remained Wednesday night in the care of county.

McCracken County Animal Control director Crystal George says it's unlikely the owners will see the horses again.

"Hopefully after court, if they're forfited and they're part of our property, at that point we can adopt them out," George said.

George says if you see animals that need help, call your local animal control officer.