Vets Checking Seized Dogs, Adoptions Pending - July 18, 2013
Greenville County Animal Care officials say they won't be holding a large adoption event to help find homes for the 150 animals that were seized from a home in Taylors Wednesday. Instead, they will put the dogs up for adoption as they become eligible.
Shelter leaders say the adoption event that was held last time following a puppy mill bust was overwhelming.
Currently, vets are checking over the pets and working to spay or neuter them.
The first dogs could be ready for adoption by the middle of next week.
Organizers say they are in desperate need of canned dog food and towels to help meet their needs.
More updates can be found at the shelter's Facebook page.
150 Dogs Seized From Taylors Home - July 17, 2013
Dozens of dogs were taken to Greenville County Animal Care after being seized from a home in Taylors.
Animal Care officials say 150 animals in poor condition were taken from 75 Lindsey Bridge Road Wednesday.
"It's extremely sad for me because anytime a large influx of animals comes in then it creates yet another overcrowding situation," Susan Bufano with Greenville County Animal Care said.
The owner, Lindsay Lindstrom received eight citations, according to officials. They include operating a puppy mill, animal cruelty, unlawful conditions, and failure to display rabies tags.
Lindstrom tells us that she did care for her animals but did admit she breeds her dogs for profit.
"They stole them from me that's what they did they stole them," Lindstrom said. "I had a lot of puppies right now because the fact I haven't been able to get out and sell them because of the weather," Lindstrom added.
This is the second time in the last month that Greenville County Animal Care has received a large amount of seized animals.
On June 20, more than 100 animals were rescued from an Upstate puppy mill and taken to Greenville County Animal Care. Thanks to a special adoption event, most of those pets now have new homes.
The owner of the seized animals surrendered the dogs, and now faces five citations for animal cruelty. Click here to read the complete story.
Earlier this year, a mother and her two daughters were arrested and charged after deputies discovered more than 80 dead animals at a home in Laurens.
The trio was charged with ill treatment of animals and failure to bury animals properly.
7 On Your Side learned that this was not the first incident involving the family and animal cruelty reports. Click here to read the full story.
South Carolina has some of the most lenient laws in the country when it comes to animal cruelty.
Watch Thursday at 6 p.m. when Christine Scarpelli confronts lawmakers to find out what they're doing to toughen up the laws to stop the "Chain of Cruelty." Find out more here.
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