Abandoned puppies found in bag recovering in McCracken County

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — They hear barking every day at the McCracken County Humane Society. Sunday, the humane society was given two puppies that were quiet and scared.

McCracken County Humane Society Executive Director Terry Vannerson said this is one of the worst case of mistreatment of puppies she has seen.

“The way they’re acting, they’ve been abused,” said Vannerson. “Puppies don’t act like this.”

The puppies were starved. Their ears were cropped and sewn with upholstery thread. Their tails were cut back. Lakyn Romaine found the puppies while she was driving to Metropolis Ferry Landing with her boyfriend to see how high the water was. She said they saw something running near the road.

“We seen two black dogs, well a brindle and a black one,” said Romaine. “I got out and ran to the brindle one.”

Romaine said they found a black trash bag with third puppy afterwards. That puppy was dead. She said they needed help, so they called their friends and the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Lindsey Miller was the officer that responded to the call. Miller said if she can find who abused the puppies, they will be charged.

“It’s a despicable act. They’re innocent little dogs,” said Miller. “If you don’t want them, bring them to the shelter, give them away, anything. But don’t treat them the way that. They didn’t deserve that.”

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the animal abuse case. The puppies are at the McCracken County Humane Society recovering from their injuries.