Paducah woman facing animal cruelty, drug charges after puppy found in locked vehicle
PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Paducah woman faces several charges after she is accused of leaving a dog in a locked vehicle overnight and being under the influence of drugs.
Chloe Throgmorton, 19, faces charges of cruelty to animals 2nd degree, public intoxication, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office responded to a parking lot on South 6th Street in Paducah on June 2 after receiving a call about a dog locked in a vehicle that was not running.
A deputy arrived about 8:52 a.m. and was able to open the vehicle to check on the dog. The young dog was in clear distress and did not have access to food or water, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies found the owner of the dog, Chloe Throgmorton. They determined that the dog had been left in the vehicle overnight.
Throgmorton was also under the influence of drugs, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies found syringes, methamphetamine and other illegal drug paraphernalia during a search of Throgmorton’s vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.
Throgmorton was arrested and taken to the McCracken County Jail.
The puppy was taken to a local veterinarian’s office for treatment where she will be observed for any ongoing signs of illness due to being left in the vehicle. Then she will be taken to the McCracken County Humane Society.