Tuesday, February 19 2013 2:05 AM EST2013-02-19 07:05:57 GMT
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- It's been a week since 45 dogs were rescued from a Goose Creek home, where the remains of 200 others were found. "At least we are seeing some of them wag their tails now,"More >>
It's been a week since 45 dogs were rescued from a Goose Creek home, where the remains of 200 others were found.More >>
Monday, February 18 2013 8:16 AM EST2013-02-18 13:16:33 GMT
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) - The Veterinary Specialty Care in Mount Pleasant is taking in donations to help care for 45 dogs taken from a home in Berkeley County on Monday. The remains of more than 200More >>
The Veterinary Specialty Care in Mount Pleasant is taking in donations to help care for 45 dogs taken from a home in Berkeley County on Monday.More >>
Tuesday, February 12 2013 12:44 PM EST2013-02-12 17:44:30 GMT
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) – Berkeley County deputies uncovered at least 200 dead dogs and more than 40 living dogs at a home in Goose Creek Monday afternoon. The owner of the dogs was taken into custody,More >>
Berkeley County deputies uncovered at least 200 dead dogs and more than 40 living dogs at a home in Goose Creek Monday afternoon.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Chase is one of the 45 dogs rescued from a property in Berkeley County in February.
"They are still in really rough conditions, as you can see on Chase right here; he still has some hair loss. They are thin, and socially, he is one of the more timid ones," said veterinarian Dr. Kelli Klein.
Many of the dogs rescued were starved and had multiple health problems.
"We've seen demodex and scabies. We are continuing to see that. And secondary to those mite infections, they have bacterial skin infections. Some of them have had ear mites, internal parasites, heart worm disease those are the most common things that we are seeing," said Klein.
Klein said Chase has gained at least five pounds since he was first rescued but still searches for food.
"They are used to not knowing when they are going to be fed again, so it's inherent for them to see food and just go for it," said Klein.
Animal Rescue and Relief, the emergency shelter caring for the dogs, is getting help with some of the expenses of treating the dogs from a company in California. David Hendrickson, CEO of Kendrick Boards, heard about the case on social media.
"This case specifically, there were so many animals in need. Not only were there 200 dogs that are dead, you know, shot in the head, tortured and abused buried. Then we have this 50 to 60 animals rescued that are still fighting for their lives. This was a really special case for us," said Hendrickson.
Hendrickson is donating $10 from every specialty T-shirt sold online. The shirts were created just for the Goose Creek dogs.
"A lot of the animals that they are working with are severely emaciated and abused, so it's going to be a long time before these animals are ready for adoption. Until the yare ready, Hendrick Boards will be able to help," said Hendrickson.
Hendrickson said so far they've raised $1,500 for the rescue.
Dr. Klein is urging people to call the Animal Rescue and Relief tip hotline if they have any information on this dog abuse case. The number is 843-647-9610.
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