Deputies: Dogs die after man feeds them methamphetamine

Posted at 9:57 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 15:00:57-04

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 40-year-old Laurel County man they say fed methamphetamine to two dogs that later died.

Local news outlets report that officials arrested Benjamin Burdette Tuesday afternoon on charges including animal cruelty and wanton endangerment.

According to an arrest citation, Laurel County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Burdette’s home and discovered that Burdette had been using meth in the presence of a 2-year old girl.

They also found two dogs in the home. One of them appeared to be in distress. Both dogs were taken to an animal hospital and tested positive for the drug. One dog died and the other was euthanized.

Burdette’s bond has been set at $10,000. Jail records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.