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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2005County: Jessamine
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» Randall Willis - Dismissed
» Shane Snow - Dismissed
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A Jessamine County man is in jail, possibly facing animal cruelty charges. It happened when police served a search warrant at the home of 42-year-old Randall Willis on Griffin Drive in Nicholasville and seized sixteen pit bulls.
Police say he was suspected of dealing drugs, but when police searched his home they say they found 16 pit bulls, some in bad condition - and five dead dogs. 12 of the animals are now at the Jessamine County Humane Society being held for evidence. Four others are in other counties.
Willis is in jail facing several drug charges, 21 counts of 2nd degree animal cruelty, as well as 16 charges of harboring a vicious animal.
Officials at the Jessamine County Humane Society say they're now stretched to the limit. If you'd like to help, you can call them at 859-887-1577.
|The 16 pit bulls seized from a Nicholasville home were euthanized earlier this week as part of a plea agreement. Jessamine County Animal Control dropped animal-abuse charges against two Nicholasville men, Randall Willis, 42, and Shane Snow, 20, in exchange for the "animals to be surrendered for destruction," said animal control supervisor Michael Cassidy. "There was no way any of them could be adopted because they were so aggressive," Cassidy said. Earlier this month, Animal Control filed charges including 21 counts of animal cruelty and 16 counts of harboring a vicious animal against Willis and Snow. The animals, found at 118 Griffin Drive, were described as scarred and extremely dehydrated and malnourished. "It's a type of thing where it's an owner's fault," Cassidy said of the aggressive behavior. "An owner makes that type of dog vicious. They are not born like that."|
|Source: Lexington Herald - December 16, 2005|
Update posted on Dec 30, 2005 - 1:33PM
- YKYT News - December 2, 2005
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