Animal Hoarding Las Vegas Couple Faces Felony Charges for Pet Deaths

Las Vegas, Nevada – A Las Vegas couple, Carolyn Luke and Timothy Miller, are facing serious felony charges related to animal hoarding and abuse. The Clark County District Attorney’s Office has filed multiple felony animal abuse charges against the couple, alleging that they hoarded numerous animals in poor conditions, resulting in the deaths of several pets.

According to prosecutors, the couple was found to have kept 16 dogs in deplorable conditions, leading to their deaths in a house and hotel room back in March. The District Attorney, Steve Wolfson, stated that a total of 16 animal cruelty charges have been filed against Luke and Miller, with each charge representing one of the deceased dogs.

Wolfson described the situation as tragic, stating that the dogs were deprived of basic necessities such as food, water, and medical attention, ultimately leading to organ failure. Each of the animal cruelty charges carries a potential sentence of up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

In addition to the dogs, numerous other animals were found in the care of Luke and Miller, including tortoises, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, and parrots. The couple’s legal issues began when Boulder City police officers discovered multiple animals in their car during a routine vehicle stop.

As a result of their actions, Luke and Miller were given a suspended sentence in May by a Boulder City Municipal Court judge, along with an order to seek treatment for their hoarding problems. Their next court appearance is scheduled for August 22, and they have been prohibited from possessing any animals during their release.

This case sheds light on the serious issue of animal hoarding and abuse, highlighting the need for proper care and treatment of animals. The legal proceedings against Luke and Miller serve as a reminder of the consequences of neglect and mistreatment of pets.