A former Pike Deputy Judge-Executive who has been convicted in two previous animal cruelty cases is again facing charges, after Pike County Animal Control officers filed 100 misdemeanor cruelty to animals charges against him related to the finding of numerous animals at his residence, many of which were sick and some of which were dead.
According to the warrant, officers went to the Phyllis residence of former Pike Deputy Judge-Executive Randal Good, where they found 100 animals, including 25 kittens, all with upper respiratory infections and underweight, eight cats with upper respiratory infections and underweight, as well as an underweight dog, all of which were standing in fecal matter.
Good, the warrant said, also had 32 chickens which were underweight and had feathers missing, as well as 12 chicks and seven pigeons, with no display of food or water.
Also, the warrant said, Good had 11 household birds inside the house flying loose, two birds dead inside the house and two dead kittens, one in the house and one in an outbuilding.
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Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy Les Varney said Friday that he accompanied officers to the residence, where they found the animals in terrible condition.
“We spent several hours out there collecting animals,” Varney said, adding there may have been more deceased animals at the residence, but it was difficult to tell because of the state of the residence and grounds.
Varney said the sheriff’s office is also examining whether to take charges out in relation to the case.
Good was last convicted in 2012 in connection with a case in which officers seized more than 100 animals at his residence. He pleaded guilty to 125 charges of second-degree cruelty to animals following the raid. As part of his plea agreement, Good had to agree to submit to several provisions in the agreement, including serving 500 hours of community service at the Pike County Animal Shelter and submitting to psychiatric evaluation.
Other provisions of the 2012 agreement were: A restriction from owning or possessing animals for the duration of his two-year probationary period; a required donation of all cages, kennels or any other forms of animal housing in his possession to the Pike County Humane Society; submission to random, unannounced inspections of his property by representatives of the Pike County Animal Shelter or Pike Humane Society; and the payment of restitution in the amount of about $4,600 to Pike County.
He was also convicted of animal cruelty charges in 2004 after a similar finding.