Fayette County Woman Arrested For Neglecting Her Pets


BROWNSVILLE, WV (WOAY)-  On Friday April 13th 2018, a Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to a home in the Brownsville area regarding a complaint involving a deceased dog. Upon arrival the Deputy did locate a deceased dog and several others living in a feces covered area. The home did not appeared to be occupied by anyone. Animal Control responded to assist the Deputy in this case. Animal Control seized all of the living dogs, six in total.

The owner of the dogs, Nancy Lee Lively (69 of Brownsville) claimed that she tries to come back to this residence periodically to feed the dogs, but has been unable to. She was arrested on six counts of Cruelty to Animals With Intent to Abandon, and one count of Cruelty to Animals With Intent to Abandon to Die. Lively was released on a $14,000 bond set by the Fayette County Magistrate’s Office.

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP. This incident remains under investigation by Deputy K.V. Halstead of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Daniella Hankey

Daniella Hankey joined Newswatch as a Reporter. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to southern West Virginia from Florida to further pursue her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. Daniella was born and raised in Orlando and is a proud Floridian. Her current interests include enjoying everything West Virginia has to offer, from outdoor adventures to the beautiful mountains and scenery. As a multi-trained journalist, Daniella is always prepared to cover the stories that matter to our viewers and help to keep her newly adopted community informed. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at

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