Police: Man leaves puppies in a cage without food or water

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A theft and drug investigation led police to the discovery of six puppies in a cage in Russell County.

A warrant was issued for Josh Bunch's arrest on felony theft charges, and then police discovered drugs in his truck.

Police say Bunch was seen with puppies at a barn on Hadley Boulevard and several days later a man on a four-wheeler noticed those puppies locked in a cage. They were whimpering with no food or water.

Police are not sure why Bunch locked the puppies up at the barn.

"To dump small pups, or any type of animal, on the side of the road. With no food or water. They could be advertised on the radio, or the trading post to go to a good home. I don't understand why anyone would do anything like that," said Sheriff Derek Polston.

The dogs were returned to Bunch's mother in law who was not aware of what was going on with the puppies.

Bunch is in the Russell County jail and did not want to talk to WYMT about the allegations.