Approximately 100 animals have been seized from a self-described "no-kill' rescue organization in Easley, S.C., reported Wednesday's Fox Carolina News.
On Wednesday, Anderson County authorities executed a search warrant at the Golden S Rescue on Hamlin Road and the operator of the rescue organization, Debra Sheridan, was arrested and charged for ill treatment of animals.
Weeks ago, officials had visited the property and the owner was advised to improve the conditions for the animals; a return to the property revealed no improvements and the seizure commenced.
Anderson County sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Bruce told the Anderson Independent:
We found horrific, deplorable conditions,
The kinds of things that no one should have to live in.”
The dogs and cats rescued from the Golden S Rescue were taken in at the Anderson County PAWS facility, which has had to shut down for two days in order to handle the influx of animals.
On Thursday morning, Anderson County PAWS issued this notice on their Facebook page:
PAWS will be closed Thursday 2/21/14 and Friday 2/22/14.
Donations of supplies can be left at the front door.
We ask monetary donation be mailed to
1320 HWY 29 S
Anderson SC 29626
The problems at the South Carolina no-kill rescue agency are the latest in what appears to be a recurring problem with several so-called rescue agencies...just this February, hundreds of animals were rescued from a Bradenton, Fla., no-kill agency and less than a week ago, dozens of dogs were seized from a rescue agency in Tennessee.
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