FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Frankfort man has been arrested in an animal cruelty investigation after 38 pitbull dogs were found neglected on his property.
Deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit, Frankfort City Police Narcotics Unit conducted a joint operation around 1:30 p.m. on April 14. Deputies executed a search warrant at a home on Adams Lane.
That's where they say they found David Jackson, 45, had 38 pitbulls with various untreated medical conditions. Officials say numerous dogs had mange, nine of the dogs are pregnant, others tested positive for heartworms and others were physically neglected. The dogs were found tied to stakes, trees and other objects.
Officials arrested Jackson and he is now charged with 38 counts of animal cruelty.
The Franklin County Humane Society, Franklin County Animal Control, as well as officials from Woodford and Anderson counties were called in to help.
All dogs are now being treated by medical officials.