Animals” “The Kentucky home where eight dogs were found living in feces

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky woman was arrested after eight dogs were found living in appalling conditions in a Louisville home. Court records obtained by local news outlet WLKY revealed that the dogs were discovered in a house filled with feces and dirt, with a large hole clawed into the wall.

The woman, 52-year-old Vallary Amato, was taken into custody following the distressing discovery. According to neighbors, the dogs and the home had seemingly been abandoned for months, with a noticeable stench emanating from the residence.

Amato, who is due back in court on Jan. 8, was arraigned on eight counts of animal cruelty and one violation of the Metro Louisville ordinance. A judge ordered her not to have any contact with animals.

The dogs were removed from the home, cleaned, and placed with foster families, a representative for Louisville Metro Animal Services confirmed to WLKY. The fate of the couple who owns the home is still unclear.

The dire situation came to light after concerned neighbors reported it to Louisville Metro Animal Services, prompting the shelter to send animal control officers to the residence several times. In November, the owners agreed to let the shelter employees remove the dogs from the house.

The discovery of the neglected dogs in Louisville has sparked outrage and concern for animal welfare in the local community. Authorities are continuing to investigate the case and ensure the safety and well-being of the rescued canines.