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93 dogs and cats rescued from Pendleton County

FALMOUTH, KY (FOX19) -

A Kentucky woman is facing 93 counts of animal cruelty for housing her own animal shelter. The Pendleton County Sheriff's Office says 85 dogs and eight cats were rescued Friday afternoon from 201 Montjoy St. in Falmouth.

The sheriff's office says Carletta Chaney was running the location as the Pendleton County Humane Society but authorities say Chaney has no affiliation with the county. Chaney is due in court April 26 on misdemeanor charges that could carry up to a year in jail.

The Kenton County Animal Shelter is helping Pendleton County by housing and treating 32 dogs. Director Dan Evans says the conditions the animals were living in were some of the worst he has seen during his 15 years caring for animals.

"It was very deplorable, very dungeony, dark, very high levels of ammonia and fecal matter that were all present there. It was just a bad place," says Evans.

The animal shelter treated 25 of the 32 dogs Friday using an assembly line of employees and volunteers to work as quickly as possible. "They were vaccinated, treated for flees, wormed, scanned for micro chips and put in proper housing," says Sande Caldwell, a technician for the shelter.

Kenton County is now running out of room; the shelter currently has more than 100 dogs, a number it considers cramped quarters.

If you are interested in adopting from the shelter you can call 859-356-7400 or find more information here.

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