This is an update on the story that broke June 20 when more than 150 animals were seized from a Fountain Inn, SC puppy mill.
After arriving at the shelter late Thursday, the GCACS Lost and Found Team sprung into action to find the room for the animals, respectfully checked them in, fed and watered them, and tended to the emergencies. This makes them stand apart from any other agency in Greenville County. They take animals regardless of condition.
According to their Facebook page, an outpouring of support is coming in, both in donations and in physical help for the dogs seized. There are several problems with the dogs now being addressed by the GCACS staff.
First, each dog must have a medical assessment. They are loaded with parasites and many are in need of dental work. Some of the dogs will need blood transfusions in order to survive.
The shelter is estimating medical costs to be well over $20,000 based on the number of animals and the medical care they already know will need providing.
Anyone wishing to help GCACS is asked to go to their donation page and reference “puppy mill.” That was the money donated will go directly for the care of the more than 140 dogs now in their care.
Their Facebook page issued a statement saying
“All animals have been surrendered to the County by their owner. We believe all of the animals will be savable, but they will need patient pet owners who can socialize them and some will probably need follow up care. We will keep you posted on when we will begin adopting these animals. Please if you can, donate to help with medical expenses. So many of them are counting on you!”
Below is information on the shelter. GCACS will be closing early at 5 p.m. on June 21 for employee appreciation. They definitely deserve all of the appreciation the community can give them after this situation has put the shelter at close to 1000 animals.
328 Furman Hall Rd.
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 467-3950 Phone
(864) 467-3294 Fax
Days and Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Please share this article. There are transport services that can help in moving a needy animal to just about anywhere in the U.S. As a former rescuer, this writer has worked with GCACS since November 2010. They are all very dedicated to helping the animals of upstate SC.