Shelters and rescues in southern Kentucky are struggling to deal with an onslaught of over 200 dogs seized from a hoarding situation at Clean Slate Animal Rescue in rural Adair County. When the dogs were seized last week they were considered subjects of a criminal case and other shelters couldn’t touch them. The Green River shelter took them in and is now allowed to release them to other shelters and rescues that can help.
The man who ran the raided rescue faces 295 misdemeanor charges of second-degree cruelty to animals. Authorities believe it is one of the largest cases the area has had.