Dawson Springs woman charged with 24 counts of animal cruelty

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky.  (August 21, 2023) – A Dawson Springs woman has been charged with 24 counts of animal cruelty.

Kentucky State Police, working with the Hopkins County Humane Society, conducted an investigation into animal cruelty.

After nearly a month-long investigation, the Hopkins County Humane Society found that numerous Alaskan Malamutes were being sold unvaccinated and living in deplorable conditions.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Nina Holm, 58, of Dawson Springs, was in possession of 24 dogs. Troopers discovered several dogs were being kept outside in a metal building under conditions of extreme heat, little to no ventilation, no water, and feces-covered floor.

Inside of the residence, Troopers discovered five puppies covered in feces locked inside of a small cage in the kitchen. Holm voluntarily surrendered 24 dogs and puppies to the Hopkins County Humane Society.

Holm was charged with 24 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals.

The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Leevi McMillin.

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