|Who, age||What||Where||When||Last Known Address|
|Dennis Kramer||puppymill-dogs kept in filthy kennels in 20 degree cold||
|January 17, 2014||Kramer Krift Farm|
|Type of Crime||Other Crimes||#/Type of animal(s) involved||Case Status||Next Court Date /Courthouse|
|18 dogs - great dane, dalmatians, golden retrievers||Alleged|
Dennis Kramer was arrested on January 17th after investigators rescued 18 dogs from his Alexandria puppy mill in southern Campbell County.
Kramer was charged with 20 counts of second-degree animal cruelty and was being held at the Campbell County Detention Center.
Photo's courtesy of the Campbell County Sheriff's Department
After several weeks of investigations, authorities said they used satellite images to find Kramer's 14 kennels at Kramer Krift Farm.
The kennels housed 18 dogs that were covered in feces and soaking wet -- and kept outside in temperatures of about 20 degrees.
"The dogs had no fresh food or water," Sheriff Jeff Kidwell said, "deplorable conditions."
"One of the worst was one of the Great Danes," Kidwell added. "His feet were just all bloody, because he had been walking around in his own urine and feces for so long. And once again it was 20 degrees, now these kennels were at the top of a hill, and the wind out there at that kind of temperature just cut right through you."
If convicted, Kramer faces 6 to 12 months in jail for each charge, and/or a $500 fine per count.
"We believed the evidence warranted further investigation and a visit to the property that resulted in the arrest," Kidwell said.
The dogs, mostly dalmatians & golden retrievers, were taken to the Kenton County Animal Shelter