After receiving a tip from a concerned citizen, Greenville County police went to a home on Dunklin Bridge Road in Fountain Inn where they found the animals. Although the owner of the property couldn’t be located, the police were able to obtain a warrant permitting them to seize the animals and get them to safety.
Greenville County Animal Care Services is asking for help with this case within the animal community. Anyone with animal handling skills, including veterinarians, are asked to contact the shelter by going to their webpage here.
After speaking with the rescue coordinator for the shelter, I learned they are in desperate need of fosters for the animals already at the shelter. This will make room for the animals from the suspected puppy mill, since these animals must be held at the shelter. They are also in need of food, money and bedding for the animals at the shelter.
Greenville County Animal Care Services has space for approximately 600 animals at any given time. Before this latest emergency, they were over capacity having 800 animals in their care. The puppy mill rescues will push them way over the limit.