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Miller charges with multiple counts of cruelty to animals

A phone call to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department unearthed a gruesome discovery that led to the arrest of Caroline Jessie Miller. She was charged with nine counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, as well as six counts of cruelty to animals.
According to a report from the sheriff’s department, neighbors stated Miller had moved away several weeks ago and animals remained on the property. According to the report, a neighbor stated “he was smelling something dead” and thought the source of the odor might be coming from the neighbors’ house. It was also reported that there used to be a lot of dogs barking, but the neighbors had noticed there didn’t seem to be as much lately. The report also indicated that when the deputy and the neighbors went to the residence, they found a German Shepherd tied to the side of the house, a Great Dane tied to the porch, a yellow Lab and a dog appearing to be in the Husky family in a kennel. They also observed what appeared to be two dead cats in a cage, along with two dead dogs in a kennel with two skulls next to them. They also found a dead dog in the back of an out building. Around the back of the house they discovered a dead rabbit in one cage and the remains of a dog in another cage. Once inside the house, they found another dog dead, a dog tied up in the kitchen and another dog locked in the bathroom. There were a total of six dogs that were found alive.
Miller’s bail was set at $1,500 for each of the nine counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, along with a $5,000 charge for each of the six charges cruelty to animals. Miller posted bail and was bonded out.