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2 Appear In Court On Animal Cruelty Charges

Posted at 2:36 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 18:28:20-04

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two people charged in connection to an animal cruelty case in Clark County had their first day in court Monday morning.

Several people showed up to the courthouse to give a voice to the voiceless and rally for the animals this morning.  They were holding signs showing pictures of the abused animals and said that they wanted to make sure everyone in the community was aware of the case.

“We’re just going to stand out here for a couple of hours and let our county attorney know that we care and we don’t want this stuff just brushed under the rug and forgotten about. We want to be able to make big changes in the future,” animal advocate Maria Cupp told LEX 18.

The Clark County Animal Shelter said this was the worst case of neglect they had ever seen.

Last month, a tip from a neighbor led police to an abandoned home on Linden Avenue in Winchester. The animal shelter took in four dogs and one cat from that home. They said the animals were in terrible condition.

Holly and Phillip Brandenburg each entered a not guilty plea to their cruelty to animals charges.

The county attorney said they would be seeking restitution for the shelter’s care, treatment, and the adoption of the animals.