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Variety Of Animals Seized From Scott Co. Property

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A variety of animals ranging from alpacas, pigs, a parrot, and miniature ponies were seized from a Scott County property last Wednesday.

Animal Control Officer Katie Moreland tells LEX 18 the department took forty animals from Brad and Michelle Lee's property. Moreland said that the injuries sustained by the animals range from minor to gruesome.

Moreland said that she has been working on this case for months but still questions why anyone would have so many animals and not take care of them. 

"Last time I went, in December, everybody was fine. Everybody had hay, everybody had water, and then we got a complaint about dead pigs. So we went back, and everything had gotten worse than what it was when we first arrived," she said. 

Once she was on the property, Moreland said that she noticed dry watering troughs, thinning animals, a dead piglet, and barbed wire wrapped around an alpaca's hind leg.

Brad Lee claims that the animals are not in bad shape and they are on his property for a reason. 

"I'm trying to actually start a zoo itself up here. I'm trying to get it pushed through the county to actually start a zoo, because we don't have anything for the kids to do," he said.

Officer Moreland said that the investigation is active and charges are pending. 

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