SC animal hoarder ‘in over her head,’ authorities say

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — Close to 100 animals are at the Charleston Animal Society after being taken from a home in North Charleston. The home was deemed a health risk to the community.

It happened at 8929 Selah Street in North Charleston around 2 p.m. on Dec. 27.

Several agencies responded to investigate a burglary and saw dozens of animals in yard of the adjacent house.

Charleston County deputies saw rabbits, dogs, cats and other small animals living in deplorable conditions.

The woman who lived in the home said she was trying to help these pets but was overwhelmed and in over her head.

At this time she is not facing charges, but that could change. The sheriff’s office and the Animal Society took all of the pets off the property.

There is now a temporary freeze on taking in other animals because of this large scale operation.

This applies to all animals brought in by Animal Control, law enforcement and the general public.

The only exception to this is dogs that the Society describes as “vicious” and also emergency situations like injured animals.

Each pet taken from this home will go through proper evaluations before law enforcement takes additional action. This incident is being investigated further by Charleston County.

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