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Owner Of Trixie Foundation Animal Rescue Arrested

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ELLIOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 had received numerous tips about the Trixie Foundation in Elliott County. This week, Randy Skaggs was arrested and charged with 179 counts of Cruelty to Animals.

Viewer photos purport to show deplorable conditions and spawned a Facebook group to shut down the organization.

Kentucky State Police says that many of the animals were not vaccinated. Skaggs was also charged with 179 counts of Dogs to be Vaccinated against Rabies.

According to their website, the Trixie Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to rescuing animals in Appalachia.

"With nothing left to his name but $35 in cash and a few personal belongings, Randy moved to rural, eastern Appalachian Kentucky. There, rather than reside with relatives if it meant giving up his seven beloved rescued dogs, Randy chose to live with his canine companions in an old, run-down tool trailer on the site of an abandoned oil well operation," reads the bio.

He was lodged in the Big Sandy Detention Center. 

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