Kenton County man facing 175 charges in animal abuse case

COVINGTON, Ky. - A Northern Kentucky man appeared in court Thursday, facing 175 charges in an animal abuse case.

Randolph Brinkman appeared before a Kenton County judge for a preliminary hearing in what's being called Kenton County's second largest animal cruelty case. During the hearing, a judge set Brinkman's next hearing for Oct. 30 with a pre-trial hearing for Oct. 29.

In July, authorities found 175 animals living in what authorities called "deplorable conditions."

According to reports, animals were living in cages that were too small and others were in cages with dead animals. Many of the animals were found without food or water.

The animals included chickens, roosters, rabbits, cats and dogs, according to reports.

All animals removed from Brinkman's property have been placed at different Northern Kentucky farms.

Brinkman is also facing cultivating marijuana charges. Reports say during the July search, authorities also found several marijuana plants on Brinkman's property.

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