Second Animal Cruelty Investigation At Scott Co. Property

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 17:11:44-04

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Scott County Animal Control Officers are investigating a case of animal cruelty at the same property where they seized dozens of animals this past March. 

Alpacas, pigs, parrots, horses, and more were seized from the property on Indian Trail Road in March. On Wednesday, Scott County Animal Control Officers seized more animals from the property of Brad and Michelle Lee. 

The mini horses taken appeared fine, but officers are trying to be proactive to make sure they stay healthy after a dead horse was found on the farm. It was found lying in a field next to the road with its halter still on. 

The Lees now face another charge of animal cruelty. 

"It’s very frustrating, you’d think that after this happened the first time, all the neglect of all these animals, that you wouldn’t let it happen to any other left on the property," said Katie Moreland with Scott County Animal Control.

Back in March, Brad Lee spoke with LEX 18.

"We’re trying to start a zoo itself up here, trying to get it pushed through the county… because the kids don’t have anything to do," he said.

All the animals seized back in Mach have been nursed back to health at the Scott County Animal Shelter. Many of them had babies. costing the shelter thousands in vet bills. Animal Control Officers said their main concern is helping the animals. They’ll be up for adoption once the first animal cruelty case is settled in court.