BREAKING NEWS: CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY DEPLOYED TEAMS TO ASSIST LARGEST CRUELTY BUST IN STATE HISTORY
At Least 400 Animals Seized in Laurens County Cruelty Case
Charleston Animal Society deployed teams to assist the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office with the largest animal cruelty operation in South Carolina history following an operation in Gray Court, SC on July 16th.
“We went to assist in any way we could to bring as many animals to safety as possible,” said Charleston Animal Society President and CEO Joe Elmore, CAWA. “We want to commend the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and all law enforcement involved who made animal safety a priority in this case.” SEE LAURENS COUNTY PRESS RELEASE HERE.
Over 400 animals needed help in the rescue operation, including dogs, horses and various farm animals. All were seized by law enforcement. 23 dogs were transported to Charleston Animal Society for emergency medical care by the shelter’s veterinarians and animal care staff. SEE VIDEO AND PHOTOS HERE.
MASSACHUSETTS TRANSPORT ALSO COMPLETED
As part of its No Kill South Carolina 2024 initiative, Charleston Animal Society also transported 20 cats and kittens to the Massachusetts SPCA in Boston today. Many of these animals came from the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach that is currently over capacity.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
There are three ways you can help in this situation:
- DONATE: Please give to Caitlyn’s Anti-Cruelty Fund. Your support allows us to fight cruelty, wherever it exists. (You can also make your gift monthly!)
- ADOPT: Please help us make room for these animals in need by clearing our shelter and finding homes for those already in our care.
- FOSTER: Can you take an animal on a temporary basis to help us keep Charleston Animal Society kennels open for other animals who are arriving? We supply everything you need, you supply the love!
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