More charges in weekend dog attack

Charges range from harboring a vicious animal to failure to vaccinate

State Journal staff report, Published:

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said additional charges have been filed against a man responsible for three dogs that allegedly attacked a woman over the weekend.

Gayle Abrams, 51, is charged with three counts of harboring vicious animals, three counts of permitting a dog to run at large and three counts of failure to vaccinate a dog for rabies.

The sheriff’s office was called to the 400 block of Flat Creek Road just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday after two men said they saw three dogs — two pit bulls and a German Shepherd — mauling a woman in her yard.

That woman — 39-year-old Heather Moore — was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center but has since been released, Melton said.

Abrams was allegedly watching the dogs for their owner, who is in prison.

The dogs are currently being held at the Franklin County Humane Society.

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  • "Prison" and "pit bulls" somehow just seem to go together, huh?