BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Beaufort County Animal Services have cited a dog-owner with cruelty, after six dogs were found to be malnourished.
Animal control officers were called to a home in Beaufort on Tuesday morning, to investigate a dog that reportedly bit another animal. When officers arrived, they found a mother dog and five of her puppies which all appeared to be starving.
The animal were removed from the home and checked over by a veterinarian, who confirmed that the animals were all extremely malnourished and anemic. The puppies are estimated to be four weeks old.
The owner was charged with animal cruelty.
Beaufort County Animal Control is reminding the community to call (843) 255-5010 if they believe an animal is being mistreated. Callers can remain anonymous.