Man facing charges after not caring for his dogs

BEDFORD – A Bedford man is facing two counts of cruelty to an animal after an incident on Friday, January 6th.

This was Ky Grubb’s second offense.

Ky Grubb

According to a probable cause affidavit, Lawrence County Central Dispatch received a request for an officer to check on two dogs that were left inside crates outside of a camper.

When police arrived they heard the dogs barking and found a brown and white pitbull mix and a black German Shepherd each in their own crate alongside the camper.

The crates had no type of additional shelter to protect the dogs from wind or precipitation. 

The crates were also not of adequate size as the dogs were forced to sit or lay in their own urine and feces.

There was no food or water in either cage.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department call log indicates they received several calls regarding concerns and complaints about these dogs.

Officers did respond to the property on September 21 and December 23 after reports of the dogs being left in the crates. The dogs have also been found running loose and have killed the neighbor’s chickens.

Police stated in the affidavit, “I believe Grubb has neglected his dogs by repeatedly failing to provide the dogs with food or water while being kept in crates where the dogs are solely dependent upon him for the provision of their food and water. He also kenneled the dogs in crates in a manner that could seriously endanger the dogs’ lives, by not providing them with the necessary protection from the elements to keep them dry and not providing them with bedding to keep them warm. Grubb has also on multiple occasions left the dogs exposed to excessive weather conditions both hot and cold failing to provide the dogs with adequate shade or bedding.”

The animals were seized and taken to the White River Humane Society and Grubb was issued a summons to appear in court. His initial hearing is scheduled for January 23 at 8:30 a.m. in Lawrence County Lawrence Superior Court 2.