Dogs rescued from LaRue County home

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By Doug Ponder

Authorities rescued more than 30 dogs that were reportedly living in deplorable conditions at a home on 2355 Talley Oak Hill Road in LaRue County.

According to the LaRue County Coroner’s Office, Mary Jean King, 68, of Upton passed away at the home on Friday, May 5.

LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy and several deputies responded to the scene after the dogs were discovered at the residence. McCoy said approximately 30 to 40 dogs were living inside the home. He also said several of them are small puppies and that the floors of the trailer was covered in dog feces.

LaRue County Animal Warden Willard Thompson and LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray responded to the scene to assist in capturing and identifying the animals before they are taken to the animal shelter. Once all the animals are captured, Gray said they will be transported to the Hardin County animal shelter and possibly other neighboring shelters.

No other information has been provided at this time. For the complete story, see the May 10 edition of the LaRue County Herald News.