50 animals seized after dogs spotted on roof of Orangeburg home

Four of the pets seized from the homes. (Source: The Times & Democrat)
Four of the pets seized from the homes. (Source: The Times & Democrat)

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Animal control officers seized 49 dogs and 1 cat Monday from two homes in Orangeburg County.

County Administrator Harold  Young says authorities were led to a home on Carolina Avenue in Orangeburg Monday when neighbors spotted dogs on the roof of the home.  Once at the home, Young says sheriffs deputies were able to obtain search warrants and found several more animals in the home and feces throughout the house.

Young says investigators were led to a second home in the North Community owned by the same man and found several more animals living in similar conditions.

The animals are in the custody of Orangeburg County Animal Control and many are being checked out by a veterinarian.  Young says the animals look "rough" and they are concerned that some animals may be suffering from mange.

Young says the dogs ranged in several different sizes.

It is unclear if any charges have been filed against the owner.  We have requested incident reports and information from the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office but they have not responded to our request.

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