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.