VIPER — The Perry County Sheriff’s Office say a complaint of two dogs not being cared for led to the arrest of one Perry County woman on animal cruelty charges.
Elizabeth Smith is charged with two counts of second-degree animal cruelty.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, a neighbor filed a complaint that Smith was not feeding or providing water to her two Great Danes.
Upon arrival to Smith’s residence, the Sheriff’s Office say a deputy discovered neither dog had food or water. The deputy said both dogs appeared to be underweight; one of the dogs was severely underweight and in poor health, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The male neighbor advised the deputy the dogs had not been properly fed and cared for, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The male then gave both dogs food and water; the Sheriff’s Office said both dogs appeared extremely hungry and ate the food quickly.
The Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter arrived and took the dogs to receive medical attention.
TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.