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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A lovely rescue

5 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    Well, for The Betterment of Mankind and Companion Animal’s an Enema with a “Lead Suppository” injected would surely assist in This SOB committing Another such Crime on Women and Companion Animals… I would be NO LOSS to the Criminal Population of Kentucky AS it appears that Drug Dealers, Dog Fighting Rings, and Scum Bags are a large part of the population there… The Law Enforcement Needs to get A Handle on CRIME THERE for the Sake of the few Honest Hard Working and Productive Citizens of that State to Survive!!!

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Poor Kentucky, even though she is 15 years old I’m sure she tried to defend her people. I pray for her recovery, thank you again Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for again stepping up for the helpless. This whole scenario is heartbreaking, I hope the POS that did this rots in Hell!

  3. Adrienne says:

    RDR of NYC have come to the rescue again and Millie is in good hands. Hope they put this vile scum in a cell with a dog lover and he gets true justice handed to him.

  4. Robert Mendenhall says:

    Thank you for taking care of Kentucky find her a loving home I’m sure she was trying to protect her loved ones her family for the scumbag and the ones that are still out there you need to put them away for life


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