The sudden influx of dogs over-whelmed the small Laurens County Animal Control which has just 28 kennel runs. Fortunately, as word of the rescue effort spread via social networking, rescue agencies and adopters quickly responded to help.
In fact, by Wednesday, just 20 dogs remained in need of somewhere to go.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Laurens County Humane Society issued an update about the situation to their Facebook followers, along with a thank you to the Greenville Humane Society:
Yesterday, Laurens Animal Control received 116 dogs from a single house in what looks to be a serious case of animal hoarding. Thanks to our wonderful support from the community in terms of fostering and adopting, were able to save almost twenty of them. In conjunction with several other local rescues, almost all of the 116 dogs have been placed.
The humane society added a request for funds to help the animals in need of veterinary care:
We now need YOUR help! Three of the eighteen that we were able to save are heartworm positive. Several of them, including the guy in the photo below, were also severely matted and needed to be completely shaved down. If you can help us out by donating any amount of money to our foster program to help pay for these animal's care, heartworm treatment and grooming, please visit our website at http://www.greenvillehumane.com/donate. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will help these dogs find the homes and happiness they deserve! Thank you all for your continued support!
A dire bit of bad news was also noted:
Bad News - Animal Control is still bursting at the seams. A few of the 33 small breed dogs seized last week are still there, 20 from yesterday's group and around 30-40 that have been patiently waiting in the background for a home of their own while all of this has been going on. These poor forgotten dogs are the ones that will lose their lives if they do not find homes by the end of today.
The dogs were taken from the home of Rachel Crowe, whose house was condemned.
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