Regular readers will remember Sheriff Sam Parker in Chesterfield Co, SC on whose watch the ACOs were reportedly shooting dogs to death in the landfill, hitting cats in the head with pipes and using up euthanasia drugs by some means other than pet euthanasia. This week a tip lead the sheriff’s office to investigate a property in the county where 2 dozen dogs were found locked in cages, chained or roaming loose. The dogs were reportedly in rough shape with overgrown toenails, contaminated drinking water and at least one dog was yelping in pain.
“It is disgusting, these dogs are walking around in about 2-3 inches of their own feces and urine,” said [volunteer] Joy Young.
“Their pads have been ripped open from walking on wire for so many years,” said Young.
Animal control personnel from the sheriff’s office went out to inspect.
But inspection was apparently the only thing on the menu that day because the ACOs left the dogs there. The sheriff’s office said it would take days before they might get around to actually helping the dogs. Well, at least it’s not the worst abuse and neglect case they’ve ever seen:
The volunteers say they were told this was the worst case of abuse and neglect ever seen.
D’oh! Temperatures have dipped to around freezing at night in Chesterfield Co. I don’t know that a few inches of feces and urine makes surviving the night any easier. It makes one wonder how long it takes the sheriff’s office to take action regarding pets whose state of neglect is not the worst they’ve ever seen.