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Ashland rescued animals soon to find forever homes

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Update: Saturday, Nov. 21

Many people are furious after hearing the news of 36 dogs being rescued from a small house in Ashland Friday night, November 20.

Paul Helton, the Boyd County Animal Control coordinator, described the scene as one of the worst he has ever seen.

"Unsanitary, feces everywhere, basically a gigantic indoor dog kennel that hasn't been kept up," said Helton.

But some also think the owner of the home, Stacy Castle-McGlone, who has been charged with second-  degree animal cruelty, was just in over her head.

"Glad you have big heart, but there are a lot of people that love to have an animal and I think 36 is a little bit too much," said Brittany Lane, a community member.

And now Boyd County Animal Control is taking steps to get the pups ready for a good home, like administering flea treatments, bathing and vaccinating them.

"We already had a couple calls asking about them," Helton said.

If you're interested in adopting a dog, contact the Boyd County Animal Shelter at



The Boyd County Animal Control rescued 36 dogs from unlivable conditions on Highland Avenue in Westwood, Kentucky Friday afternoon. Animal control says 43-year-old Stacy Castle-McGlone has been charged with second-degree animal cruelty.

Most of the dogs were Chihuahua mixes. Animal control reports the property was not sanitary and food and water was not properly distributed. The dogs are in custody of the Boyd County Animal Control.

All the dogs are in recoverable condition and they will be put up for adoption once they are fully recovered.

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