Malnourished animals will stay with Charleston Animal Society

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - More than 50 animals seized from a home in Huger will stay at the Charleston Animal Society. The owner went before a judge Tuesday morning asking for the animals back.

Carroll Haseldon is accused of improperly housing the 53 animals seized from his home last week.

The 80-year-old man has agreed to allow the animal shelter to adopt them out to new homes.

But a judge will let Hazeldon keep the animals that were not taken from his property on the condition authorities may check in on them.

The county attorney says this is the best decision given the owner's age and ability to care for the animals.

Last week authorities seized dogs, horses, birds, a cat and goat from the house.

The Charleston Animal Society says many of the animals were in poor condition and  they're working to nurse them back to health.

The shelter says many of the animals are underweight, have skin disease and eye problems. One of the dogs had to be put down.

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