Deputies respond to drug complaint, instead find abused dog
MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Madison County Deputies responded to what they thought was a drug complaint on Salt Lick Road Tuesday.
Deputy Roy Johnson says he was unable to locate anyone at the home however, he found a male German Shepherd with multiple sores over his body and missing fur on most of the back part of the dog. The dog was also emaciated and its claws were over grown.
The investigation led Deputy Johnson to arrest and charge 46-year-old Tracey Chestnut, of Berea, with Cruelty to Animals 2nd Degree.
Investigators say the German Shepherd, with assistance of the Humane Society, was taken to Barnes Mill Animal hospital for treatment.
Chestnut was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.