Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Underweight, malnourished, dead animals taken from home


Dozens of animals are getting treatment Wednesday morning after being rescued from a Charleston County home in the 6400 block of Halfway Creek Road.

According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, authorities began an investigation on the property on Tuesday after being called out on a previous case. When deputies arrived, they saw nine to 10 dogs chained to trees that did not have water and insufficient shelter.

A sheriff's office report states that when deputies walked around the 8 to 10 acre property, they discovered many animals in poor health, no water, no shelter and only moldy bread to eat.

Authorities say they also discovered an underweight horse whose hooves were severely overgrown that it affected its ability to walk. An incident report says that the horse's pen did not have any natural grass and there were no signs of hay or feed.

According to investigators, a dead 5 pound snapping turtle was found in a cage that officials believe was starved or dehydrated to death..." More

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