Update on family dog that survived mother and daughter double homicide

A mother and daughter have been identified on Thursday by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office in a double homicide. Judy Potts, 72, and Krystal Spainhour, 44, were found dead at their home located on Tanglewood Drive in Dalton, Georgia.

According to Whitfield County Animal Supporters from the local shelter, the 15-year-old family dog named Kentucky was the only survivor.

“The blood on Kentucky is hers! She also received blunt force trauma and is coughing up blood!
Most have heard now about the double homicide over night in Whitfield County! We have a third victim who was brought to the shelter! This sweet girl belonged to one of the victims and also received blunt force trauma! After arriving at the shelter she began to cough blood out her nose!”
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC volunteered to help, and Kentucky was immediately transported to a nearby veterinarian hospital with labored breathing and blood pouring from her nose. Her injuries have been described as follows:

“Looks as though he kicked her in the back, ribs are dislocated, diaphragm fracture ribs and sternum dislocated.”

Kentucky was extremely bonded to her family, and it is quite possible that Kentucky (Millie) was attacked while trying to defend her family.

Michael Brandon Townsend, 39, is currently being held without bond and has been charged with murder and aggravated assault. No motive has been announced.
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