Pikeville man arrested for allegedly siccing dog on neighbor’s cat

Danny Jenkins
Danny Jenkins

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Pikeville man has been charged with cruelty to animals, after he was accused of intentionally releasing a dog into a neighbor’s apartment so that it would attack a cat.

Pikeville Police say 52-year-old Danny Jenkins was staying at an apartment to care for the resident’s dogs, when one of the dogs got into the apartment next-door and attacked that resident’s cat, causing life-threatening injuries.

Jenkins told police the dog got out, but the neighbor told police he intentionally released the dog into the apartment so that it would attack the cat.

Jenkins was charged with second-degree cruelty to animals. He remains in the Pike County Detention Center.