Floyd County deputies searching for two after finding dead dog in home

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PRESTONSBURG, Ky (WYMT) - Deputies in Floyd County need your help finding a couple they said neglected dogs, leaving one for dead.

They made the discovery Friday morning, in Prestonsburg.

Deputy Joshua Davis found more than he expected, Friday morning, while serving a warrant and eviction notice.

"There were several dogs inside," Deputy Davis said. "We found a deceased dog, the ones that were living were malnourished."

Authorities said Daniel and Joy McKenzie lived at the home on Owen Trailer Court, with their two children.

One of the dogs Davis took to the shelter is infested with fleas, among other things.

"With fleas come worms, so she's wormy," Jackie Brown, the manager at the Floyd County Animal Shelter said about the rescued pup. "She has a wound mark on her neck that she will need antibiotics for and she's just super scared."

The other dog ran from officials, Friday morning, but Brown said they will rescue the animal and take it to the shelter for treatment.

"You really start to break down with your emotions of what the dogs been through, 'cause they can't tell us," Brown added.

Deputy Davis obtained a warrant Friday afternoon, charging the McKenzie's with three counts of animal cruelty, he said more charges may follow.

"Possibly some negligence charges," Davis added. "I do know the residences have children and the condition and the condition the trailer's in, appears to have been that way for a while."

Deputy Davis said the inside of the house looks worse than the outside, where you can visibly see trash from the road.

As for the dogs that were rescued, they are at the Floyd County Animal Shelter, where employees will treat them.

Anyone with information about where McKenzie and his family are staying now can call the sheriff's office at 606-886-6171.



 
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