Logan County Humane Society board member facing cruelty to animals charge

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RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- One week after firing their director, a Logan County Humane Society board member is facing a charge of Cruelty To Animals.

The Logan County Sheriff's Office says they received complaints that Heather Dawson had horses that were being neglected.

Police searched properties on Delaney Road and Olmstead Road where they said horses were found in "filthy conditions". Police said in all, five horses had hooves that hadn't been trimmed and teeth that were not checked for a very long time. One horse had hardly any hair from a lack of walking according to law enforcement.

Dawson admitted in a police report that she neglected the horses and stated "she had been working and had not had much time to mess with them."

Dawson was unanimously voted onto the board by its members on February 11. She served on the humane society board for less than two weeks before resigning.

We've reached out to Dawson for comment but haven't received a call back.

A board member of the Logan County Humane Society said Dawson resigned from her position on the board Tuesday.

This all comes one week after director Tracy Moser was fired by the board.

"We are planning to name an interim director until we can do all of the research that's necessary, the interviews that are necessary, to select a good leader for the animal shelter," said Logan County Magistrate Jo Orange.

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