BOWLING GREEN, KY (WSMV) -
Authorities in Warren County, KY, on Monday night removed 19 juveniles that they said were left unattended for about a week in a sweltering Bowling Green home.
The local sheriff’s office responded to a check welfare complaint at a home at 130 Kingston Way around 11:30 p.m.
When deputies arrived, they found 19 children ranging from 8 months to 14 years old with no supervision, no working air conditioning or food.
All of the children were transported and treated at the Medical Center then placed into protective custody of the state.
Nine dogs and one cat were removed from the residence by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control. Authorities said living conditions were found to be unacceptable for the juveniles and animals.
When police arrived at the home, they said temperatures were in excess of 90 degrees. Social workers from the Department for Health and Family Services were contacted and responded to the scene.
Police are still investigating.