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Owners Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) - In late August, Scott County Animal Control took several animals from a Sadieville property, including horses considered close to death.

As the animals recover, animal cruelty charges are being field against the owners.

The animals confiscated included dogs, chickens, horses, and even a bunny.

Officers said the horses were in the worst condition, but now, with lots of green grass to graze on, they have significantly improved in the past few weeks.

"They've really enjoyed that grass and everything.  We've given them some feed, too, to get them used to that periodically.  They are looking a lot better," said Katie Moreland, an animal control officer.

Officers have now filed animal cruelty charges against the owners.

"We'll be going to court and just depending on what happens in court, we'll determine if we can put the animals up for adoption and everything like that," said Moreland.

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