You may have heard pleas for help all across social media by Charleston based, Valiant Animal Rescue and Relief on Thursday, Nov 30th. That is because this animal cruelty group was working on something big in our own backyard.
Over 130 animals removed from large-scale commercial breeder in Florence; charges filed
Dogs are receiving special care after they were removed from a breeder in Florence.
According to a press release, Florence County Environmental Services worked with an animal cruelty consultant and animal forensics experts to remove 133 animals from a large-scale commercial breeder on Nov. 29.
The name of the breeder is not being released at this time. According to the release, charges have been filed in this case, although the specific counts were not listed.
"While it is understandable that the public has questions, we ask that everyone please be patient as this is an open case," animal cruelty consultant Michelle Reid said. "Our first priority is the well-being of the animals involved."
According to Reid, the animal care specialists are dealing with everything from an array of intestinal parasites, giardia, ringworm, tumors, ear and eye infections, eye injuries, badly infected mouths, upper respiratory problems, heartworm and more.
All the animals were placed at an unnamed location for evaluation, the release stated.
Some of them were transported to an emergency vet and one had to be euthanized.
If people are interested in helping, they can contact Valiant Animal Rescue through their website ValiantAnimalRescue.Org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations can be made by clicking the button below.
No further case details will be released at the time. We will be updating this article as more information is available.