Mother and son arrested after disabled veteran and 67 dogs found in horrible conditions in Floyd County

According to Floyd County Police Department press release, a mother and son were arrested on numerous felony charges after authorities said they found over 60 starving dogs living in their feces-covered home in Floyd County. A collaborative effort between the Floyd County Investigative Division (FCPD) and Floyd County Public Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) that began on January 12, 2024 has resulted in the arrests of Neil Andrew Klopsch, aged 48, and Cherry Lynn Walker, aged 71, charged with 67 counts of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and Neglect of a Disabled Adult. The investigation, which was led by Investigators Kelsi Wade and Sgt. Amber Lopez, was initiated following a complaint received by PAWS regarding the well-being of animals at 7 Pine View Way. Upon conducting a search of the residence, authorities discovered 67 dogs living in deplorable conditions, lacking adequate food and water. These conditions inflicted physical health issues and serious bodily harm on each of the animals. Following the search of the residence, PAWS successfully rescued each of the animals. Furthermore, a Navy Veteran double amputee disabled veteran was discovered residing in the residence, experiencing deprivation of essential sustenance to such an extent that it severely compromised his health and overall well-being. The disabled veteran was living in a home covered in animal feces that measured four inches thick. The Office of District Attorney Victim’s Witness Program is partnering with the FCPD to secure resources for the veteran.

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