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LMAS Investigates Animal Cruelty

Wednesday August 31, 2011

Louisville Metro Animal Services’ is investigating three extremely serious animal cruelty and neglect cases and is hoping the community can help with information leading to an arrest/conviction.

August 10, 2011: A neighbor called LMAS to file a complaint on an address in the 6800 block of Manslick Road. Officers were barely able to approach the property due to flea infestation. A search warrant was executed and three deceased dogs were found in the residence. Kelly Stice turned herself in to LMAS and was transported to  Metro Corrections and charged  with three felony counts for torture of a dog and three misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. It is believed the suspect abandoned three dogs in a residence for up to six weeks without any care allegedly causing their death.

August 22, 2011: A caring citizen called LMAS about an injured dog on the 1900 block of Shepherdsville Road. Officers found the grayish/brown pitbull in the bushes in horrendous condition, screaming in pain and unable to walk. Skin was detached from the mouth, paws and legs. Blood was extreme around the dog’s eyes, the lips were torn and there was what appeared to be severe bruising near the back legs. For humane reasons, the pitbull was euthanized. Preliminary Necropsy tests from the University of Kentucky Diagnostic Lab show burns on the front half of the animal.

August 24, 2011: A Good Samaritan brought a brown/white female beagle into LMAS’ Manslick location. The beagle was found on the 4100 block of Greenwood Ave. She had a severely embedded collar duct taped around her neck. No Kill Louisville immediately offered to help by paying the veterinarian bills. Shelby County Humane Society has taken over medical and foster care. Thanks to amazing team-work, the beagle is doing well in foster care.

If you have information leading to the arrest/conviction in any of the three cases, please call Metro Animal Services at 502-574-5399. The Humane Society of the United States is assisting by offering a $2,500 reward on the remaining two cases.

“These acts of cruelty and abuse are unacceptable,” said Director of Metro Animal Services Justin Scally. “As a community, we need to come together to make sure all animals are treated with the proper respect. Our officers and staff will continue to do everything we can to protect Louisville animals and bring them the justice they deserve. Our goal is to ensure people who commit violent crimes against animals are punished according.”



Injury of Autumn, the beagle who is recovering

the remains of embedded collar

conditions in which 3 dead dogs were found

burned pit bull who had to be euthanized