Frankfort, Kentucky – David Jackson, 45, is accused of neglecting and abusing 38 pit bulls who were found on his property in Frankfort, Kentucky. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson was keeping the dogs in cruel conditions. In a press release, the authorities stated:
The dogs were tied to stakes in the ground, trees, and other immovable objects with very large metal chains, one of which weighed approximately 42 pounds. The animals had been there for quite some time. Many of them did not have any clean water or food in their bowls and very little shelter from the elements.
Many of the dogs had maladies, ranging from mange to heartworms and dental problems.
Jackson is facing multiple misdemeanor animal cruelty charges, and more charges are possible. Please sign this petition, which will be presented to the prosecutor along with a request for the maximum punishment – this is not okay!
The full extent of suffering these dogs endured is unknown – what is known is that their bodies showed signs of ongoing neglect. Imagine the anguish of living life with a heavy chain secured to the neck. Imagine the pain of living with mange, heartworms and damaged/infected teeth. Imagine the misery of being left outside without protection from the elements…without access to clean water or food.
David Jackson should be punished for abusing and neglecting these dogs and he must be forbidden from ever owning an animal again! Please leave your thoughts and sign the petition – we will be sending everything to the prosecutor! These dogs deserve justice for the suffering they endured.
Update October 2022: Animal Victory spoke with the prosecutor, Larry Cleveland, who informed us that Jackson was offered a deal, but he turned it down, stating that it was “just a dog.” We have been informed that the backlog of cases means that this case will take quite a while to make it to trial.
Update 6/3/2022: Amy Fieldman from the Clerk of Courts confirmed that a new court date has still not been scheduled.
Update 4/19/2022: Animal Victory learned that the jury trial is ongoing since March 21, 2022, the start date.
Update 2/25/2021: Animal Victory has learned that Case# 20-CR-00158 is scheduled for a jury trial on 3/21/2022, at 10 a.m., Room E.
Update 9/17/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the next court date is scheduled for 2/23/2022 at 9:30 a.m. in courtroom E.
Update 5/10/2021: David Jackson’s warrant is still active and he has not been served. He remains MIA.
Update 7/16/2020: Jackson’s June 10 court date has been rescheduled to June 23. Jackson has been indicted and he is currently waiting on arraignment. Due to Covid-19, cases are being moved and rescheduled in the court.
Update May 5, 2020: David Jackson’s court date is scheduled for June 10, 2020 in the Fayette County Courthouse.
* Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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