Thursday, February 28, 2013


McCracken Man Faces Animal Cruelty Charges
Updated 12:34 PM, Monday Feb. 25, 2013

This neglected horse was reported to law enforcement and resulted in the arrest of Chad Phillips on animal cruelty charges.<br>PHOTO:McCracken Co. Sheriff's Department

PADUCAH, KY - An investigation by McCracken County Animal Control has led to the arrest of a McCracken County man on charges of animal cruelty.

A search warrant was obtained Thursday afternoon to search property on Bonds Road in southern McCracken County belonging to 28-year-old Chad A. Phillips.This after animal control responded to complaints of a neglected horse.

Officers discovered the horse, reportedly emaciated and tied to a log with no access to food, water, or shelter. Additionally, multiple dead chickens were located in the yard, in cages and other locations on the property. A dead calf was located in a stock trailer.

The horse was seized by animal control and taken to a secure location for treatment. The calf was removed by the county road department.

Phillips was arrested on five counts of second-degree animal cruelty and taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.


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