Let’s run through the allegations of criminal activity at the Chesterfield Co shelter in SC:
- Shooting pets to death at a landfill (with no firearms having been issued to the ACOs)
- Bashing cats in the head with pipes
- Failure to account for Schedule III drugs purchased (while a convicted drug felon runs the shelter)
- Pitbulls (and other dogs) being used for dogfighting
With the allegations of shelter dogs of other breeds being used to demonstrate the fighting abilities of the Pitbulls, it makes me wonder about the circumstances under which Bessie was injured and ultimately killed at this shelter.
The SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has now completed their investigation and turned over their findings to the state Attorney General. According to SC law, it is the state AG who would “bring an action to enjoin a violation” of the law pertaining to methods of shelter pet killings. I look forward to hearing his determinations in the case.
Lastly, an Awareness Day is planned for Thursday, April 21 in Columbia, SC:
WE HOPE THAT A STRONG SHOWING OF SUPPORTERS WILL ENCOURAGE OUR STATE SENATORS AND OUR GOVERNOR TO CONSIDER UPGRADING OUR ANIMAL PROTECTION LAWS AND AUTHORIZE THE INSPECTION OF ANIMAL SHELTERS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
6 thoughts on “Chesterfield Co Shelter – Where Things Stand”
I too hope that the people of this area are aware of this news and will stand up for these helpless animals. Their action can help stop this if the band together and work for real change. I pray they do.
I agree and pray that those who are responsible will be punished to the full extent of the law and banned from having any contact with animals in the future. The Sheriff seems to be shady as well — time for a change.
For those of us who are unable to attend the Awareness Day and who would like to be heard, those who have arranged this event have a Guest Book you can add an entry to and they will print it and read those entries during the event.
Thank you for letting me know about the guest book….I sent my “entry” and pray that there will be a good turn out to make sure the powers that be in Chesterfield County know that we demand ACTION on behalf of the animals!
I tweeted and facebooked:
UPDATE on Chesterfield Co #animalShelter http://ow.ly/4jC6T shooting, #dog fighting, killing #cats w/pipes – Call to action! SHARE
Fingers crossed….hoping to hear news soon that they will be prosecuting.
SLED never contacted the eye witnesses that spoke to the prisoners and dug up the bodies – so I’m not holding my breath that this was a thorough investigation