Anderson Pleads in Animal Cruelty Case
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Former McCracken County Humane Society employee Beau Anderson pleaded guilty Friday to animal cruelty charges and received his sentence from Judge Tony Kitchen in McCracken District Court.
Anderson received a sentence of twelve months in jail. Ten of those months have been probated, so he will serve two months in jail beginning Monday, Sept. 24.
Anderson must have no further employment with animals, and must pay court costs as well.
The charges against Anderson were brought as a result of his dealing with animals, particularly dogs, while employed at the Humane Society.
Anderson euthanized animals by the heart-stick method without giving them the sedative
required by law. Another employee secretly taped some of the euthanizations in
which the dogs screamed loudly, struggled - and occasionally even temporarily got away - as Anderson
sometimes missed the heart repeatedly. Dogs euthanized by Anderson sometimes
took as long as forty minutes to die.