Anderson County Animal Control, along with Anderson County P.A.W.S, firefighters, and the public are busy today caring for nearly 200 dogs from an August 9 puppy mill bust in Starr.
Fox Carolina reported that workers and volunteers are having to wash and treat the dogs as much as possible before moving the dogs due to the old animal shelter because of the risk of parvo.
Starr firefighters are helping wash and treat the dogs on the property where they were found lined up in wire cages across the property. Now the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Humane Society are helping collect donations along with local officials.
The dogs will be housed at the old animal shelter where they will be quarantined until determined there is no health risk for dogs at the new animal shelter. Parvo is highly contagious and Anderson County P.A.W.S. doesn’t want the dogs currently at their new facility to be exposed.
The quarantine will be for at least two weeks, after which time an adoption event can be scheduled.
P.A.W.S. is in desperate need of donations. Right now they need Purina Dog Food, Purina Puppy Chow, Dawn dish detergent, towels, newspaper and long shredded paper. Used towels are fine, as long as any strings are cut away so they don’t pose a choking risk. Donations need to be dropped off at the shelter located on Highway 29 South in Anderson.
A slideshow of some of the dogs being cared for can be found here.
Anderson County P.A.W.S. has a Facebook page where they are posting information as it becomes available.
No arrests have been made in the case as of Saturday afternoon.